13:38, Friday, 16th November 2018

North Lincolnshire Council’s Services for Children has been shortlisted in the Children’s Service category at the 2019 LGC Awards for its commitment to improving the lives of children.

In North Lincolnshire, our focus is keeping children, young people and their families at the heart of everything that we do.

Eight organisations have been shortlisted as finalists for the Children’s Services category, which recognises the best of local government innovation and service delivery.

The shortlisted organisations will complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures within local government.

The winners of the LGC Awards will then be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 13 March 2019 at Grosvenor House, London which will be attended by more than 1,100 people from local government and its partner organisations.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families, Learning and Leisure said:

“We are committed to improving the lives of children, young people and their families in North Lincolnshire. When children are unable to live at home, with their parents or in their community, we act as proud corporate parents to achieve the best outcomes for them.

“In our latest Ofsted inspection, Services for Children was rated as ‘outstanding’ and recognised that all teams work together with the child at the centre of anything we do.

“The success of the service can be seen in the feedback we receive from children, the outcomes for children and in our frontline workforce and their commitment to these children.”

LGC editor Nick Golding said:

“The councils that have been shortlisted for an LGC Award are among the most innovative – and their innovation is providing the best services for residents, despite local government facing enormous budget cuts.

“The officers and councillors of shortlisted councils deserve enormous credit for thinking of new ways to deliver the best services, ensuring vital services thrive in the era of austerity.”

Find the complete shortlist list here.