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.
Lead: Pam Hutton and Steph Smithson
Dates: 23 March 2017, 27 April 2017, 8 June 2017
Taking place at Petteril Bank Community Centre, Burnett Road, Carlisle 12pm–2pm (unless otherwise stated)
Lead: Hilary Rourke and Ann Downe
Dates: 14 February 2017, 14 March 2017, 9 May 2017, 13 June 2017, 11 July 2017, 12 September 2017, 10 October 2017, 14 November 2017, 12 December 2017
Taking place at Cambridge Primary School, Cambridge Street, Barrow, LA13 9RD - 9.30am-11.30am
Any queries please email Hilary.Rourke@cumbria.gov.uk
Lead: Karen Ross and Karon Carter
Dates: 17 February 2017, Friday 28 April 2017
Taking place at Millom Children's Centre, Lapstone Road, Millom, LA18 4LP - 10am - 12pm
Lead: Suzannah Gregson and Pam Hutton
Dates: *26 April 2017, 21 June 2017, 16 August 2017, 27 September 2017, 22 November 2017
Taking place at North Eden Children’s Centre, Old London Road, Penrith - 9.30am - 11.30am
Please note a change in time as indicated by * - 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Any queries please email Suzannah.Gregson@cumbria.gov.uk
Lead: Karen Ross and Paul Rowe
Dates: 23 March 2017, 18 May 2017
Taking place at Howgill Family Centre, Birks Road, Cleator Moor - 10am-12pm
Lead: Chris Findley and Karen Ross
Dates: 22 March 2017, 17 May 2017
Taking place at The Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington - 10am-12pm
Lead: Neil Spence and Ann DowneDates: 14 March 2017, 11 May 2017
Taking place at County Hall Offices, Kendal - 2pm-4pm unless otherwise stated
The Practitioner Forums are supported by Children's Services Audit and Practice Development Team. Audit and Practice Development Officers connect with the Forums as the link between the Forums and the LSCB, enabling the 2 way communication for practitioners and the LSCB.
Allerdale and Copeland Audit and Practice Development Officers are Mark Casey and Stuart Graffin:
Kendal Audit and Practice Development Officers is Neil Spence:
The Carlisle and Eden Audit and Practice Development Officer is Lorna Graham:
Millom Audit and Practice Development Officer is Stuart Graffin:
Barrow Advanced Practitioner is Hilary Rourke:
Please contact LSCB@cumbria.gov.uk with any queries or for further information.