North Lincolnshire residents encouraged to ask “how are you?”

People, Health and Care
10:57, Monday, 17th August 2020

The council is encouraging residents to ask their family, friends and members of their local community “How are you?”

Many families have enjoyed the extra time together during the pandemic, receiving support from family and friends if needed. As life starts to return to normal there are challenges for some families and a little extra help may be needed, so we’re asking, “how are you?” And if residents know family, friends, or neighbours with children, they are encouraged to take the time to ask them, “how are you?”

Services and support are still available if a resident or someone they know needs help and advice, if they are worried for themselves or their family, or if they have concerns about a nearby child or family.

Find out more on the council’s services for children and young people webpages and Family Information Service webpages which has lots of local, up to date information.

There is also lots of other information online:

If a resident is concerned that a child is at risk of harm, or is being harmed, you should contact the council’s Single Access Point on:

  • 01724 297000(9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday)
  • 08081 689667 (free phone)
  • 01724 296555 (answerphone – out of hours and at weekends)

If a child is at immediate risk, you should call Humberside Police on 999 in an emergency or on 101 for a non-emergency.

To get involved, use the hashtag #HowRUnorthlincs. For more information about support for children and families, visit the North Lincolnshire Children’s Multi-Agency Resilience and Safeguarding Board (MARS) website or follow @SafeNorthLincs on Twitter and Facebook.