Safeguarding Children Partnership

The North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NELSCP)

How the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership work

The vision of the NELSCP is to work together to ensure safeguarding arrangements within our place are proactive, robust, effective and clear.

We will also offer help and support at the earliest point and to enable children, young people and families to have positive outcomes, where they reach their full potential.

The NELSCP operates in line with the following legislation and statutory guidance:

  • The Children Act 2004, as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Working Together: Transitional Guidance 2018


Three partners work together with a shared equal responsibility for safeguarding. They are Humberside Police, NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and North East Lincolnshire Council.

We have made arrangements to work together with relevant agencies to safeguard and protect the welfare of children in our area.

Partnership arrangements

Partnership structure

Safeguarding Children (Partnership) Executive Board

The Board brings together the three safeguarding partners to assess needs, create a strategic direction, plan the delivery of work and receive assurance that outcomes are being met.

Safeguarding Assurance and Improvement Group

The Group scrutinises and interprets local performance and quality, checking that indicators of positive change are being met. It also checks how learning from practice is shared and used to improve what we do.

Safeguarding Review Group

The Group reviews serious child safeguarding cases and makes recommendations to the safeguarding partners about what the next steps should be, including developing action plans. The Group is also responsible for communications at a national level on these cases.

Intelligence and Performance Group

The Group’s focus is on facilitating and developing local practice to drive improvements in outcomes for children and young people. It uses local data and experiences to identify where change needs to be made.

Domestic Abuse One System Approach

This is a multi-agency group that helps to deliver our work on domestic abuse and track progress. It implements a programme of workforce development and also identifies any gaps in service provision.

Children’s Exploitation One System Approach

This multi-agency group is a new way of bringing together expertise on the various elements of exploitation. It will focus on reducing risk, identifying emerging issues and deploying the shared resources of the partnership to raise awareness and take action.

See a diagram of the Partnership structure below. Details of all the groups listed can be found in the NEL SCP Local Arrangement Plan (PDF, 1MB)

Minutes for North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership boards