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Early Help, Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. We work closely with other agencies to promote people's welfare and protect them from harm.

Everyone working for us has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action when issues are identified.

We have a Safeguarding Policy that provides guidance to officers for those who need our support, to protect people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and to prevent problems escalating to enable them to live free from harm, abuse or neglect.



Responding to a concern about a child, young person or adult at risk

If you are concerned about a child, young person or adult at risk then you can call Lincolnshire County Council, Customer Service Centre:

  • Concerns relating to Children - 01522 782111
  • Concerns relating to Adults - 01522 782155
  • or the Emergency Out of Hours Number is - 01522 782333
  • If you feel a child or adult at risk is at immediate threat please call the Police on 999



The Lincolnshire Multi-Agency Hoarding Protocol is now live on the Lincolnshire County Council Website here

If you require further support for someone who may be a hoarder, please refer to the Hoarding Protocol.

You can also use the link to make a professional referral for a Safe and Well Check which is a free assessment of the fire risks within people's homes should you have concerns about their safety or your own home.

Hoarding resources are also available on the web page.


East Lindsey District Council Designated Safeguarding Officers

Emily Spicer is the Lead Safeguarding Officer with Jason Oxby  as Deputy.