Practitioner Forums

Practitioner forums help people who work with children and young people learn from each other, understand each other's roles and responsibilities and what local provision is available in each part of the county.

There are seven Practitioner Forums up and running, one in each district area. They're free to attend. Why not give your local forum a try, there's no need to book just come along.

Please contact with any queries or for further information.

Practice Development Sessions for coming forums: 

  • July 2018 - SEND, CSE/E-Safety
  • September 2018 - Thresholds and Early Help
  • November 2018 - Toxic Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA
  • January 2019 - Attachment and Case Review

Lead: Karen Ross and Chris Findley, Chair

Taking place at venue Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington, CA14 5HA - 10am-12pm on the following dates

  • 12/09/2018 - Thresholds and Early Help 

  • 14/11/2018 - Attachment

  • 16/01/2019 - Toxic Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA

Lead: Nicola Jackson and Maggie Williams

Taking place at Cambridge Primary School, Cambridge Street, Barrow, LA13 9RD - 9.30am-11.30am on the following dates

  • 11/09/2018 - Thresholds and Early Help

  • 13/11/2018 - Attachment

Any queries please email

Lead: Pam Hutton and Steph Smithson

Taking place at Petteril Bank Community Centre, Carlisle, 12pm-2pm (unless otherwise stated) on the following dates

  • 12/09/2018 - Attachment

  • 28/11/2018 - Thresholds and Early Help

  • 30/01/2019 - Toxic Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA

  • 13/03/2019

Lead: Karen Ross and Paul Rowe, Chair

Taking place stated below - 10am-12pm on the following dates

  • 13/09/2018 - Thresholds and Early Help (Frizington Youth Centre, off Church Street, Frizington, CA26 3SS)

  • 15/11/2018 - Toxi Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA

  • 17/01/2019

Lead: Steph Smithson and Pam Hutton

Taking place at North Eden Children's Centre, Old London Road, Penrith - 9.30am - 11.30am on the following dates (or unless otherwise stated)

  • 26/09/2018 - Attachment

  • 21/11/2018 - Thresholds and Early Help

  • 23/01/2019 - Toxic Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA

  • 06/03/2019

Lead: Karen Ross and Karon Carter

Taking place at Millom Children's Centre, Lapstone Road, Millom, LA18 4LP - 12-2pm on the following dates (light lunch provided)

  • 17/09/2018 - Attachment CANCELLED

  • 19/11/2018 - Thresholds and Early Help

  • 21/01/2019 - Toxic Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA

Lead: Noelle Kirk and Joanne Gawne

Now taking place on Wednesday's at County Hall Offices, Kendal (unless otherwise stated)- 2pm-4pm on the following dates

  • 19/09/2018 (Lakes School) - theme Signs of Safety

  • November 2018 - Toxic Trio, Unity, HAWKS, AMH, IDVA

  • January 2019 - Attachment and Case Review

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