Cumbria LSCB Newsletter - September 2018 edition - AMENDED

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Parent/Carer Support Group in North Cumbria


Are you the parent of carer of a young person living with mental health or emotional difficulties?

Would you be interested in learning from other people with similar experience?

If you are, the NHS, PAC and My Time would like you to join them on Monday 24 September

Please 'drop in' and visit them at either of the sessions below:

  • Carlisle Youth Zone from 2.30pm - 4.30pm 
  • Harraby Community Centre from 7pm - 9pm

Local staff will be available during these times for a coffee and a chat. 

For further information please click here

Dots - joining the dots for parents


Dots is making it easier to find parenting advice you can trust.   It gives non-judgemental, inclusive, reassuring advice from Action for Children's early years team, and signposts to recommended organisations and information from across the web.

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Children's Trust Board Children & Young People's Plan Consultation Events


Help us shape the CTB (Children's Trust Board) Children and Young People’s Plan

The Children and Young People’s Plan is the single plan for all children and young people in Cumbria aged 0-19 years, and some groups of vulnerable young people up to the age of 25 years old. The plan led by the CTB sets out the strategic priorities so that we can ensure our children and young people have the best possible outcomes in life.

Cumbria's Children & Young People's Plan

Therefore we are asking professionals to have a say and come along to one of our consultation events that are being held around the County. 

We are booking these events through Eventbrite, please follow the link below for your preferred venue

16 October 2018 (2-4pm) Botcherby Community Centre, Carlisle

19 October 2018 (10am-12pm) The Forum, Barrow

23 October 2018 (10am-12pm) Lakes College West Cumbria, Workington

Is your Safeguarding training up to date?


Is your safeguarding training up to date?

It must be remembered that individual agencies remain responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent and confident to carry out their roles safely including their safeguarding children responsibilities.

Whilst the LSCB recommend staff attend safeguarding training every 3 years as a minimum, some statutory guidance (for example from the DfE) may insist on more frequent attendance (e.g. schools’ Designated Safeguarding Leads should undergo updated safeguarding training every 2 years).

Delivery of the Prevent Training Plan

Cumbria Prevent Board has created a comprehensive training framework and training package on the Government's Prevent Programme that can be accessed by all partners throughout the county. 

In order to create a pool of qualified trainers, a two-day event has been arranged for the 1st and 2nd October, facilitated by the County Council and the Constabulary.

For further details please click on the following link

Delivery of the Prevent Training Plan

To book spaces, please email

Calm Harm App - download for FREE

The Calm Harm App has been designed to support a young person who is struggling with self-harm. 

You can download the app for free here -

Free self-harm and suicide alertness training

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Carlisle and Eden Mind are delivering free self-harm and suicide alertness training for professionals working with children & young people around the County. 

  • Carlisle East Fire Station: Tuesday 18 September 1.30 – 5pm
  • Barrow Fire Station: Tuesday 9 October 9.30-1pm
  • Workington Fire Station Thursday 18 October 9.30 – 1pm

For more details and how to book please click here