Children in Care

Every child needs a stable loving family to grow up in, but for different reasons this isn’t always possible. We aim to help families to stay together where we can and if the child will be safe if we do this. When this is not possible, we provide care in other ways.

We provide services to:

  • protect children and young people who are or who might be at risk of harm
  • provide extra help for those caring for a disabled child or young person
  • provide fostering, adoption and other support when a child or young person needs to live away from their family

Social workers within the Case Management Service are responsible for ensuring that planning, support and services are in place to help children in care.

Children in care and care leavers placement sufficiency strategy

The Children in Care and Care Leavers Sufficiency Strategy 2018-2020 [PDF, 237Kb] sets out clearly and briefly the strategic intentions of North Lincolnshire Children’s Services in fulfilling our sufficiency duty (s22G Children Act 1989) towards children in care.

The plans that it outlines are based on an analysis of the looked after population contained within the North Lincolnshire Strategic Assessment and intelligence from comprehensive monthly and quarterly performance information. An analysis of this information can be found in the Children in Care Strategy.