VCSE Representative for the Safeguarding Children Partnership operational Board

Message on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Independent Chair Chris Cook

I have been the Independent Chair of the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership since October 2022.

In that time, we have undertaken a review of the SCP governance arrangements, this has led to moving from having two Outcomes, “all children are and feel safe” and “safeguarding arrangements are effective” to the following priorities, based on data analysis and findings from local practice.

  1. Early Help
  2. Neglect
  3. Sexual Harm

In order to achieve the delivery of the priorities, the current SCP structure is being changed. This will ensure that all of the partner agencies are fully involved in achieving the priorities and in ensuring the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard children.

I have enclosed the revised SCP structure, the SCP Manager Helen Willis will be contacting agencies shortly to provide further details of the groups and to agree representation, which will be at both operational manager level and strategic management level


  • Considers/ reviews policies procedures and practices, makes recommendations to SDG
  • Review the core data set, makes recommendations SDG
  • Sub groups collated 4 p plans report to OPD
  • Analyses progress against the 3 priorities and sub group plans
  • Identifies risk in system, operational / practice/issues
  • Reports to the SMG, makes recommendations


Members should be people with a lead role in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within their organisation. They should be able to speak for their organisation with authority

  • Independent SCP Chair
  • NEL Children’s Social Care
  • NEL Police
  • FOCUS – Adult services
  • Humberside Fire Brigade
  • National Probations Services
  • Designated Doctor
  • NLAG
  • Schools
  • Community Health Services
  • Children’s Public Health Provision
  • Voluntary Sector
  • EMAS
  • Youth Offending Service
  • Dentistry Rep
  • Chair of the CDOP (Public Health Lead)

In Attendance

  • SCP Manager
  • SCP Business Specialist
  • Legal Advisor

If this is something you are interested in, please contact Jennifer Johnson, Delivery Manager at Sector Support NEL Partnership

Volunteers required to help steward a Reclaim These Streets walk – Friday 25th November

From Victoria Henley, Community Safety Officer, North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership:

We are looking for volunteers to help to steward a Reclaim These Streets walk on Friday 25th November from 5.30pm – 8.00pm

We are planning a walk of 2 miles, starting and finishing at Grimsby Town Hall. We require high visibility stewards and 1st aiders to help assist to keep walkers safe whilst out on the walk.

The walk is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls but also to highlight that anyone can feel vulnerable on the street, any age, any gender so we are walking as a community to ‘reclaim’ them.

If you could be at the Town hall for 5.30/5.45pm for a short briefing and to help register those attending the walk, the walk will start at 6.30pm – finishing by 8pm. Parking is available at the Town Hall.

Once we have confirmed stewards we will be able to start advertising the walk itself.

Happy to answer any questions.

If you would like to volunteer then please reply to

Community Link Volunteering Roles

Community Links are looking for volunteers. Community Links are a mental health charity providing a wide range of life-changing mental health and wellbeing services throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region.

For more information please contact:

Joanne Bailey, Peer Support and volunteer Coordinator

Liaison & Diversion Community Service

Our Big Picture Looking for Volunteers

Our Big Picture is a A social enterprise that delivers visual arts and heritage activities including exhibitions and events.

Our Big Picture has recently acquired a grade 2 listed (1781) in the centre of Grimsby and is seeking volunteers to help us bring this heritage building into the 21st. Century.  The work involves small jobs in connection with bricklaying, joinery and painting and decorating, also small maintenance works. If you feel you have a few hours to spare we would love to hear from you please ring Monica on 07792469327

Volunteer Ambassadors for Grimsby’s Viking Festival – Fri 23rd to Sun 25th September

Sent on behalf of Julia Thompson, Chair, VESR & CoastNEL:

We have the new Viking Festival, Grim Falfest taking place, Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September. The event takes place around Grimsby town centre celebrating Grim the Viking. With long ships on the water, Viking re-enactment camp in Minster Square, a battle, market and entertainment at Riverhead its promising to be a fun event for families, residents and visitors.

We are looking for local volunteers to be our event Ambassadors and Stewards and wonder if you can please help? Either individuals or, if there might be a local organisation who could support as a group.

We would be delighted to celebrate the groups and organisations who support over social media, website and press releases and expenses are covered.

Volunteers and groups can email and, with event dates close, we’d be delighted to have interest as soon as possible please by Monday 12th September. Ideally no later than Wednesday 14th.

All Ambassadors will be briefed before the event and the role involves directing visitors to the viking areas, sharing event leaflets, helping direct visitors around the town and some stewarding for events including Grim’s Arrival in his Long ship on the Friday and the battles on Saturday and Sunday.

We would welcome volunteers to help with one or more of the sessions below. (timings tbc but likely to be and includes breaks)

Friday 23rd September
17.00 – 21.00 Event Ambassador, Grim’s Arrival in his Long Ship

Saturday 24th September
10.00 – 14.00 Event Ambassador, General
14.00 – 18.00 Event Ambassador, General and Viking Battle

Sunday 25th September
11.00 – 15.00 Event Ambassador, General and Battle

Doorstep are looking for a trustee

From Doorstep:

We are looking for committed, enthusiastic, and skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees. This is an opportunity to contribute to the future direction and success of a well established and highly regarded local Charity providing support and accommodation to young people and young families. The ideal applicant will have experience in housing; construction; property development /trades; conveyancing; or financial services sectors and be able to commit to regular meetings and occasional planning events.

Humber Violence Prevention Partnership – Board Recruitment

Deadline 12th September 2022

The Humber Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP) is a multi-agency partnership tasked with preventing and reducing serious violence across the Humber area (Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire).

The VPP is governed by a Board that sets out the strategy, monitors progress and decides how funding and resources should be used.  Chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Board includes senior leaders from local authorities, health, criminal justice and policing.  It is supported by a core team of staff.

They are currently seeking two additional members to join the Board, representing:

  • The voluntary sector
  • Educational institutions

To find out more about the role of the Board, you can download our Governance Framework (PDF) on their website here.

Volunteer Role – CompanionsNEL

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Role Title:                                                        CompanionNEL

Location:                                                          Variable (Across NE Lincs)

Expected Time Commitment:                    Variable

Purpose of the role

During the current COVID-19 crisis, and the pressures of winter that are now upon us, we are aware that being socially isolated can take its toll on people and restrict them in accessing vital essentials including food, medicine, prescription and social contact. We are currently recruiting volunteers who we can match with people who feel isolated or need help in accessing supplies during this difficult time.  This may also include helping individuals who live in care homes, supported living, receive domiciliary care in their homes or those that live in their own home supported by an unpaid carer (usually a family member), to assist with the additional pressures at this time. Volunteers will not be asked to carry out any personal care.

We are the Docks!

Send on behalf of Rosanna McGlone:

We are the Docks is a community play which will be based mainly on the actual words of fishermen and anyone else associated with the docks back in the day. 

In the first instance, I am looking for people to interview. I will be holding interviews at Freeman Street Market who are supporting this project, but am very happy to also come to visit people in their homes to enable inclusivity. 

As these interviews will all be taped, I am then looking for volunteers to transcribe just one interview each. This will involve listening to an interview and writing down the exact words that are said. For an hour’s interview I would anticipate that this would take approximately 3 hours of work. This will be an opportunity to share in the fascinating wealth of history of the docks. 

This will be a short play followed by a  question and answer session, and will be performed at two very different venues: GIFHE and at Freeman Street Market. Later I will be looking for actors and possibly people to help with costumes and generally with the production. 

I would be grateful if you could share this call out for volunteers to be involved in the play with your networks.

Please find further details on the poster below.

NEL Alzheimer’s Society – Side by Side volunteering

Sent on behalf of NEL Alzheimer’s Society:

Could you spare a few hours to help make life better for people living with dementia?

A diagnosis of dementia is life changing and too often leads to a disconnect between people living with dementia and their local community.

Our Side by Side Service supports people to regain that connection, to have fun and rediscover hobbies old and new.

Do you enjoy meeting new people, walking, gardening, football, visiting the seaside, local history, bowls, chatting over a cuppa, visiting a local café, getting creative, music, photography, or film? We would love to hear from you.

By becoming a Side by Side volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society you’ll be helping a person living with dementia to feel valued, respected and included.

Our Side by Side volunteers are determined to make a lasting impact for people affected by dementia we would love to welcome more people to the team.

You don’t need experience in a health or social care setting to be a great volunteer. You’ll be supported by a role manager throughout your journey with us and receive our first-class training in supporting people with dementia.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please contact the North East Lincolnshire Team on 01472 359247 /