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.


Carlisle Practitioner Forum

Lead: Pam Hutton and Steph Smithson

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

  • 26/10/2017

  • 30/11/2017  


Barrow Practitioner Forum

Lead: Hilary Rourke and Ann Downe

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

  • 10/10/2017

  • 14/11/2017

  • 12/12/2017

Any queries please email Hilary.Rourke@cumbria.gov.uk


Millom Practitioner Forum

Lead: Karen Ross and Karon Carter

Taking place at Millom Children's Centre, Lapstone Road, Millom, LA18 4LP - 10am - 12pm on the following dates

  • 22/09/2017

  • 17/11/2017

  • 19/01/2018

  • 23/03/2018


Eden Practitioner Forum

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

  • 27/09/2017

  • 22/11/2017

Any queries please email Suzannah.Gregson@cumbria.gov.uk


Copeland Practitioner Forum

Lead: Stuart Graffin, Karen Ross and Paul Rowe, Chair

Taking place at Howgill Family Centre, Birks Road, Cleator Moor - 10am-12pm on the following dates

  • 21/09/2017

  • 16/11/2017

  • 18/01/2018

  • 15/03/2018


Allerdale Practitioner Forum

Lead: Stuart Graffin, Karen Ross and Chris Findley, Chair

Taking place at The Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington - 10am-12pm on the following dates

  • 20/09/2017

  • 15/11/2017

  • 17/01/2018

  • 14/03/2018


South Lakes Practitioner Forum

Lead: Noelle Kirk and Joanne Gawne

Taking place at County Hall Offices, Kendal - 2pm-4pm on the following dates

  • 09/11/2017


Please contact LSCB@cumbria.gov.uk with any queries or for further information.

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