about a child?

01724 296500

Out of hours:

01724 296555

Please visit which is the new website in development for our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. This LSCB website will be in place until June 2019 as a source of information and signpost to the Children's MARS website.



A great website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried. Great games, cartoons and useful information to help you use your computer safely.



Helping make the internet a great and safe place for children. Check out the following stories:

penguin How to stay safe online –  learn the smart rules and top tips to stay safe on the  internet.


Take a look at our BE SMART Leaflet – it has been written for children by children and shows you how to stay safe on the internet.

Are you upset or being bullied?

digiduck Help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online.

Keeping your body safe


Underwear rule

Learn the underwear rule to help keep yourself safe.

The Rights of a Child Charter sets out the rights of children in North Lincolnshire.

Charter for infants [PDF 1 Mb]

Charter for primary [PDF 2 Mb]

Useful websites

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. It has changed the way children are viewed and treated

The Children’s Commissioner for England – the Children’s Commissioner promotes and protects children’s rights in England

If you are worried about something or if you are worried about a friend you should talk to an adult you trust. Someone like a parent, carer or teacher. They can support you and may be able to help you find ways to improve your situation. Talking to an adult who you trust can help you see your situation more clearly and can give you new ideas to help make things better.

To call Childline ring 0800 1111. For an online chat visit their website.

Or you can contact North Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services Duty Team on:

01724 296500 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday)

01724 296555 (answerphone – out of office hours and at weekends )

There are lots of reasons why some parents split up.  Often it’s because one or both of them is unhappy.  It’s not your fault that this is happening. Check out the CAFCASS booklet “My Family’s Changing” [PDF 1 Mb]

Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities have the same rights as any other child to be protected and cared for properly.

The Local Offer website provides information on staying safe, early help, resources, services, support, activities and events for North Lincolnshire’s children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families. Information is arranged according to age from pre-school through to early adulthood.

DO NOT talk to strangers

Never accept a ride from strangers

DO walk to and from school with friends in groups
DO NOT take shortcuts DO stay on the main roads and follow the route that your parents/carers have shown you
DO NOT stray from your friends DO make sure you and your friends stay together even if you fall out

DO report all suspicious behaviour and “new adult friends” to parents / carers

DO NOT leave home without telling your parents / carers where you are going DO tell your parents / carers where you are going when you leave the house
DO NOT take gifts from people you do not know DO tell someone you trust if someone is making you feel uncomfortable

Shout loudly if someone is asking you to do something you are not happy about

DO NOT suffer in silence DO talk to someone if you are being bullied. You can talk to your parents, your teacher or your school buddy
DO NOT Bully DO be kind and respectful to each other