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Children and Families

Concerned about a child

  • Do you think a child may be in danger and in need of protection?


  • Find out about becoming an adoptive parent


  • Find out about becoming a foster carer



  • Find the right care for you and your child.

Local offer (SEND)

  • Information, guidance for children and young people with additional educational needs

Free early years

  • Find out how many hours of free early years your child is entitled to.


  • A home environment for young people aged 16-25 years.

Early help

  • Are you working with a child in need of early help?

Cumbria LSCB

  • Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board

Area contacts

Out of hours
0333 240 1727

In the unlikely event that this number is unavailable due to a fault please use 01768 895019. This should be used in exceptional circumstances and should not be used during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm Friday).

Allerdale Barrow-in-Furness Carlisle Copeland Eden South Lakeland