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Public Information and Support

We’re always looking to involve our service users and their carers in shaping the services and support we offer them. One of the ways you can get involved is to join our co-production membership group and have your say to help improve services and the support we offer. There are many ways to get involved, for more details or to provide us with your valued feedback you can contact us by telephone or email, just visit our contact us page.



Affected by a suicide?

Mind have a new ‘Together service’ which is available to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide or suspected suicide across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.

Contact; Mind North and North East Lincolnshire or Hull and East Yorkshire who can provide emotional and practical support for individuals of any age.

You can access more information on one to one support, by contacting Mind:

Telephone 24/7 to the Information line: 01482 240133


You can also text to: 07520 633447.


£5 Million launched to support suicide prevention services – The Department of Health and Social care released a press statement on 26 November 2021 outlining the plan to release funds to help meet the increased demand on suicide prevention charities. For more information visit 



Free Mental Health Support contact numbers

Mental health support…

Most of us will either know someone or, we will have experienced mental health problems ourselves at some point in our lives.

Mental health problems could be stress, anxiety, depression or something else – but the important thing to remember is that, you are not alone. Support is out there for you, have a look at all the available support on North Lincolnshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group website.

The Government has committed to making mental health services more effective and accessible. You can view the mental health reform policies.

Live Well in North Lincolnshire

Live Well North Lincolnshire is a one-stop place for residents and visitors to find a wide range of organisations; support groups, community groups, events and activities that can help improve their health and wellbeing.

The directory is a joint initiative between North Lincolnshire Council, the North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other partners from across the public, voluntary and community sector with an interest in improving community wellbeing in North Lincolnshire. You can contact the team or register as a service provider.


Support for Care Leavers

Support to care leavers in North Lincolnshire is being extended so they can live successful and independent lives. North Lincolnshire Council is increasing the offer of support and advice beyond the age of 25. Read the full story.



The National Autistic Society provide expert advice and guidance on a range of issues affecting people with autism and their families. They are committed to transforming lives and changing attitudes, take a look at the National Autistic Society website. 

What is autism?

Autism affects one in 1oo people, you can find out more about this lifelong developmental disability.




Conference 2020Listen to me and Hear my Voice Trailer

Listen to me and hear my voice!

We are very pleased to present the recordings from our Safeguarding Conference – “Listen to me and hear my voice!”

The conference took place as a virtual event on 11 November 2020. It was co-produced and presented by a group of adults with lived experience and professionals from partner organisations.

The group of adults have also produced three guides for professionals based on the key themes of the conference which are available below.


We hope you enjoy the conference videos!

You can also view the conference poster here, which outlines the key focus for the day.

Thank you to all those who attended the conference and completed the feedback survey.  The responses have been overwhelmingly positive – here you can view the SAB Conference feedback presentation


Hear our Voices – Coronavirus poem by Service Users

A group of vulnerable adults with lived experience have worked together and written an uplifting poem, paying tribute to the community spirit during the coronavirus outbreak.

The group were inspired by the ‘Do One Thing’ community response, which highlighted our fantastic community spirit and some of the wonderful acts of kindness which have been seen from people across North Lincolnshire. Have a listen to this inspirational poem.



In 2018 North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board invited John Trevains, from NHS England, to the Annual Conference to speak about the LeDeR programme.  View the LeDeR – Premature mortality and Safeguarding – John Trevains (NHS England) presentation.

You can view the LeDeR annual report 2018

There are a number of useful links and resources available for professionals and families relating to Learning Disabilities.

In June 2019 NLSAB members participated in a Learning Disabilities themed development session, linking Learning Disabilities Week (17 – 23 June 2019), the publication of LeDeR Annual Report and the BBC Panorama documentary relating to Whorlton Hall, Hospital, County Durham.

Whorlton Hall, Hospital, County Durham – North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adult Board Presentation


Seriously Good Safeguarding 2018 Conference!

“What does safeguarding mean to me?”

We centred the 2018 annual conference around an ‘Appreciate Inquiry model’ and approach and looked at ‘Seriously Good Safeguarding Practice’.

Joel Cooper, guest illustrator, joined us and helped us to visualise the key themes and learning from the day

Take a look at the fantastic artwork from the day Illustration 1 Illustration 2

You can view our ‘What does Safeguarding mean to me?’  YouTube video.

We received some wonderful feedback from delegates such as:

  • “What an amazing day, everything was so relevant, the video was just perfect and the workshops were so informative and enjoyable”
  • “Thought provoking, well managed and excellent speakers.  Well done”
  • “Found the day very informative on future plans and what we have done so far.  All the guest speakers provided good subject matter. Good opportunity to network”

Safeguarding Adults Board Conference Evaluation full report.


Presentations on the day.


Useful links – The guest speakers offered up a number of useful links to websites and resources:


Our work with RiPfA

In 2018 we teamed up with RiPfA on a project to look at how North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board can move towards an Appreciative Inquiry approach of working and learning.

Partners were encouraged to share good safeguarding practice and positive learning through case studies, we  also visited service users and community forums to gain their insight and experiences of safeguarding.

RiPfA attended the 2018 Annual Conference and worked with delegates to identify ‘What Success Would Look Like’.

All of the case studies, interviews, workshops, visual interpretations and discussions have culminated in three reports (staff briefing, executive summary and the full report) and a number of recommendations which we included in our Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022.

RiPfA AI SAB Staff Briefing

What next?…

The Safeguarding Adults Board Prevention & Proportionality group have produced an Appreciative Inquiry prompt to promote the continuation of good practice in safeguarding adults in North Lincolnshire.


We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fantastic piece of work on the topic – ‘What does Safeguarding mean to me?’

We showcased the video at our Annual conference on 5 October 2018 where it received an overwhelming amount of praise.


Safeguarding Conference  2018 – Questions and Answers

Q: What is RiPfA please?

A: Research in Practice for Adults –

Our aim is to support people working in social care and health to improve outcomes for adults, their families and carers.

We bring together academic research, practice expertise and the experiences of people accessing services to enable professionals across the sector to make evidence-informed decisions about the design and delivery of Adults’ Services.

Find out more by visiting

Q: Can you give us some information about the SAR library?

A: More information can be found by following the link SAR library

Q: How can we truly assess capacity in cases of coercive control?

A: There are some excellent coercive control resources available online.  Follow the link Coercive control resources

Q: Is there a pathway of care identified for alcohol/drug addictions?

A: Yes there a number of pathways of care in North Lincolnshire.

Public Health commission the local substance misuse service in North Lincolnshire – We Are With You  so that professionals can refer individuals for treatment, which includes assigning a keyworker, interventions, psychosocial support, group support or specialist prescribing. Service users can also make a self referral.  

Addaction is located on High Street Scunthorpe – telephone number 01724 857633

In complex cases where the individual cannot be accommodated within current community protocols and has exhausted all community offers. At this point they are assessed for specialist inpatient detox and/or residential rehab. This is specialist to substance misuse and is mapped against National Treatment Agency criteria for tier 4 treatment.

North Lincolnshire also hold a Complex case panel which is a forum for professionals and partners to discuss complex cases involving substance misuse and to support the professionals to manage risks and signpost to other/appropriate agencies.

Q: Who refers cases into the LeDeR  programme and are the cases published?

A: Anyone can refer a case into the programme.  The individual cases are not published. For more information please follow this link

Q: Would you agree that the core issue is not valuing people with Learning Disabilities and their rights equally – if so, how can this be tackled?

A: is a link to an exhibition of Human Rights and people with Learning Disability and people with Autism. For further information  please follow this link. 

Q: Which of the programmes you’re running is making the most difference?

A: All the programmes are making a difference and an impact.  LeDeR and STOMP are at the forefront of awareness at the moment.  Read more by following the links below: and



Important documents

If you would like to report a Safeguarding concern you can visit the ‘Report Concern‘ page on this website or download this Safeguarding concern form.

Alternatively you can use this easy read – Tell someone and be safe referral form and submit an electronic referral by emailing the team at

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board have also produced a ‘Your Safeguarding’ leaflet that is  easy to read and explains:

  1. The Safeguarding enquiry process.
  2. Who is leading on the enquiry.
  3. How to contact the team.


You can view all the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board key documents.

Easy Read documents

If you would like to report a Safeguarding Concern you can download Easy read – Tell someone and be safe referral form and submit an electronic referral by emailing the team at



Making Safeguarding Personal,

Developing a safeguarding culture that focuses on the personalised outcomes for people with care and support needs who may have been abused is a key operational and strategic goal. This is about putting the adult at the centre of everything during a safeguarding enquiry, from the beginning of the process / concern to the very end. It engages the adult in conversation about how best to respond to their safeguarding situation in a way that enhances, involvement, choice and control as well as improving quality of life, well-being and safety.

Making Safeguarding Personal is about seeing people as experts in their own lives and working alongside them.



Keeping Safe Online – e-safety

The majority of people enjoy accessing the internet whether for connecting with long distance friends and relatives, for the ease of online shopping or to access information and advice from your home or while out and about.

There are, however, a number of risks that come from using the internet and social media such as;

  • fraud
  • identity theft
  • cyberbullying
  • grooming

We can protect ourselves from these risks in the following ways:

  • Never – give out private details to anyone you don’t know – especially in chatrooms or forums where it can be viewed by anyone
  • Avoid – publishing identifiable information, such as your birthday, address or phone number
  • Never – agree to let websites save sensitive information, such as bank card details
  • Use strong passwords – with numbers and symbols
  • Never – open email attachments from anyone you don’t know
  • Be aware – of fake friend requests and posts or emails inviting you to visit other pages or websites.
  • Keep up-to-date – anti-virus, spyware, adware and ransomware software on your devices
  • Keep – an up-to-date firewall on your device
  • Only let your friends – view social media posts by using appropriate privacy features
  • Avoid meeting – someone you have met online, do not meet them in person – you never know who they really are. If you do decide to meet them, arrange to meet in a very public place and bring a friend along.
  • Never – reveal private information on unsecured Wi-Fi networks
  • Never – share sexually explicit content with people online – even if you think it’s being shared privately.

Get safe online can provide advice and information on how to protect yourself and your family online.

Humberside Police have published some guides on how to protect yourself on Social Media.

You can report unwanted or unpleasant Social Media posts or pages to Humberside Police by clicking the corresponding Social Media icon on the bottom of their Protect yourself on Social Media.

Internet safety advice for parents can be found on the North Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board website.

North Lincolnshire Council’s Social Media Charter leaflet can be viewed and downloaded.


Safeguarding adults in care homes – Creating a Safeguarding Culture. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance. Safeguarding adults in care homes means protecting their right to live in safety and acting to prevent abuse and neglect. Working together to achieve this is everyone’s responsibility. This guidance is for registered managers of care homes and professionals to encourage open conversations about safeguarding, and where suspected or alleged abuse and neglect can be readily reported, will be well placed to prevent incidents and respond effectively, as safeguarding in care homes is also part of the Making Safeguarding Personal framework.


Choosing the right care home for your loved ones can be daunting.  Here you can find a wealth of information, advice and support to help you make the right decision for your family member.


Which? has a range of information, advice and links:


North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board have also produced some learning briefings in relation to the following areas:



Safeguarding and COVID-19

For those supporting adults and children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis the Social Care Institute for Excellence has provided some Guidance .You can also access other COVID-19 information on our website on the tabs below. Take a look at this easy read version of the COVID-19 winter plan.

The importance of ventilation to reduce the spread of COVID-19

The recommendations around ‘Hands. Face. Space. Ventilation’ remain important measures to consider as simple but vital behaviours that have the power to protect the public from both the short and potential long-term impact of coronavirus. You can get all the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and Support at GOV.UK


COVID-19 Easy Read Resources

There are also a number of easy read posters and leaflets which can be accessed from the links below:


COVID- 19 related text message scams

Humberside Police have issued a notice regarding a series of Covid-19 related text message scams that are currently in circulation, along with the contact details for Action Fraud for reporting purposes.

Mencap have produced an easy read leaflet in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine.