South Lakeland 0 – 19 Child and Family Support Service

South Lakeland

Working on behalf of Cumbria County Council, our service offers a range of support for children, young people and families

The 0–19 Child and Family Support Service, is commissioned by Cumbria County Council. It offers a range of support for children, young people and families.

Through this service, everyone will be able to:

  • Access information and advice online or face to face (this may be in centres or out in the community).
  • Find out about events and activities that are happening locally.
  • Bring babies/toddlers to an open play session or drop-in event.

Some families may require extra help and referrals are accepted from partner agencies as well as self referrals. This support may include:

  • One-to-one support for the child or young person.
  • Taking part in group activities with a particular focus: this could be for either children/young people or parents/carers, or both together.
  • Finding a solution to a particular problem or difficulty through a strengths based approach/coaching support – support will vary from family to family.
  • Being introduced to others who can help with a specific problem where appropriate.
  • Building a supportive team around the family, for example through an Early Help/Signs of Wellbeing approach.

The team are based in Children’s Centres, however the service is delivered largely on an outreach basis in partnership with community venues, libraries, health or education settings as well as within the family home where appropriate.