Report a concern


Concern about a child

North East Lincolnshire Council has a single point of access for all enquiries relating to immediate concerns for the welfare of a child. We also get involved if it hasn’t been possible to improve life for a child with an Early Help plan.

Members of the public

If you are a member of the public and you’re worried about a child and feel you need to report please let us know.

Professionals reporting a concern

To report a child welfare or child protection concern, the referring agency should complete a Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF) (PDF, 133KB) and send it to NELCChildrensFrontDoor@nelincs.gov.uk. You can also let us know by phone on 01472 326292 (option 2).

Please use the Threshold of Need 2020 (PDF, 845KB) to inform your referral.

Concern about an adult

The Single Point of Access (SPA) is available 24/7 all year round, including bank holidays. The staff are based locally and have local knowledge.  Health (including Nurses and Therapists) Social Care and Mental Health professionals are available for advice and support.  The SPA also hosts the out of hours GP service.

Anyone that suspects another professional or adult of abuse or neglect has a duty to refer it to the relevant employer or safeguarding agency to be investigated.  If you need to raise a Safeguarding Adults concern, please call 01472 256 256. This number is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Vulnerability to radicalisation or extremism

The Channel Referral form is available for professional use and should be held by your agency already. If you do not have a copy of this form, please email prevent@humberside.pnn.police.uk and ask for a blank copy.

The form should be completed with the details of the person for who the referring officer/agency has concerns in relation to their vulnerability to radicalisation for extremist or terrorist purposes.

If you have a concern and would like some advice please contact the Humberside Police Prevent Team on 101. This is also the contact number for members of the public with concerns.

Modern slavery

Use this reporting email address if you’re concerned about someone who you think might be a victim of modern slavery in the North East Lincolnshire area.

Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) concern

The Contact Details for North East Lincolnshire Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) is:

Email: lado@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326118

Procedure – Allegations against Staff and Volunteers (PDF, 260KB) .

Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager (DASM) concern

Advice when allegations are made against professionals:

Anyone that suspects another professional or adult of abuse or neglect has a duty to refer it to the relevant employer or safeguarding agency to be investigated.  If you need to raise a Safeguarding Adults concern, please call 01472 256 256. This number is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Report a DASM concern

Report a non-emergency crime

Used this form for reporting a burglary of non-domestic or commercial premises for example sheds and outbuildings, theft, criminal damage or theft from or damage to vehicles.

Report a non-emergency crime

Please note that all online reports will be processed as soon as possible. 

For any other crimes please call Humberside Police on 101. If there is an emergency ring 999.

Reporting hate crime

Hate Crime is if the victim or anyone else think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice towards that person’s age, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity. This can be committed against a person or property. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Report a hate crime / incident


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