Advice and Information

CHILDLINEthis external link will open in a new window - You can contact ChildLine about anything.  No problem is too big or small.  Whatever your worry it's better out than in.

CHILDREN & FAMILIES INFORMATION SERVICEthis external link will open in a new window - The Children and Families Information Service (CFIS) provides information, advice, support and guidance about a wide range of services, activities and entitlements for families in Cumbria with children and young people aged between 0-19 years old.  CFIS hold a database on all childcare provided by the private, voluntary and independent sector within the County.  They will support parents through a brokerage services to find suitable childcare and also give advice on where to access the 2, 3 and 4 year old free nursery entitlement.

CITIZENS ADVICEthis external link will open in a new window - Carlisle & Eden Districts Citizens Advice (CAB) is an independent charity, partly funded by the Local Authority to provide, free, impartial and confidential advice on almost any subject.  They help and advise most often on the subjects of debt, relationships, benefits, housing, employment, law, immigration and all forms of discrimination.

CUMBRIA ADVICE NETWORKthis external link will open in a new window - Comprehensive directory of services within Cumbria.

NSPCCthis external link will open in a new window - NSPCC are the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.  They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

CHILD CONTACT CENTRE - Child contact centres and services are neutral places where children of separated families can enjoy contact with their non-resident parents and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment.  Child contact services are classified into two distinct categories, supported and supervised, so that families can be referred to an appropriate environment and level of support.

FURNESS CHILD CONTACT CENTREthis external link will open in a new window

CARLISLE CHILD CONTACT CENTREthis external link will open in a new window 

CORE ASSETS CHILDREN'S SERVICES (CARLISLE)this external link will open in a new window

PENRITH CHILD CONTACT CENTREthis external link will open in a new window

KENDAL CHILD CONTACT CENTREthis external link will open in a new window

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