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: 

  • FGM
  • Scaling Tool
  • Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
  • Escalation Policy
  • Chronologies & Genograms

Lead: Karen Ross and Chris Findley, Chair

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

  • 29/01/2020

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

  • 10/03/2020

  • 12/05/2020

  • 07/07/2020

  • 08/09/2020

  • 10/11/2020

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

  • 25/03/2020

Lead: Karen Ross and Paul Rowe, Chair

Taking place at Youth Centre, Birks Road, Cleator Moor (unless otherwise stated) - 10am-12pm on the following dates

  • 31/01/2020

Lead: Karen Ross and Karon Carter

Taking place at Millom Children's Centre, Lapstone Road, Millom, LA18 4LP - 1-3pm on the following dates 

  • 27/01/2020

Lead: Nicola Jackson  and Joanne Gawne

Take place at County Hall Offices, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ - 1-3pm on the following dates 

  • 23/01/2020 (Committee Room 1)
  • 18/03/2020 (Committee Room 1)
  • 20/05/2020 (Committee Room 1)
  • 15/07/2020 (Committee Room 1)
  • 16/09/2020 (venue tbc)
  • 18/11/2020 (venue tbc)

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