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Safe and Happy Childhood

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Action For Children | Children's charity | For safe and happy childhoods

We are commissioned by Cumbria County Council to deliver the 0 to 19 Child and Family Support Service across South Lakeland. We offer a range of universal and targeted support for children, young people and families, operating from seven Children’s Centres in South Lakeland. Some of our services are delivered in partnership with community groups or offered in community venues as well as within education settings or family homes where appropriate.

We offer and provide:

  • Information, advice and signposting
  • Universal drop-in sessions such as ante-natal groups, supporting children with additional needs, staying safe online; for current details, please see our Facebook Page or contact us direct on 01539 734456 or 01229 580752 or email
  • Targeted 1 to 1 or group support (via referral) for those who need extra help to develop resilience, parenting skills or emotional wellbeing
  • A strengths-based approach using Signs of Wellbeing to identify needs

Parent Talk – Free and confidential live chat with a parenting coach, offering advice for parents or carers of children ages 0 to 19 in the UK. Parent Talk - Support for Parents from Action For Children

Service Introduction [PDF 845KB]

0 to 5 Years Service Delivery 2023 [PDF 2.9 MB]

5 to 19 Years Service Delivery 2023 [PDF 2.7MB]

For Resilience Service Delivery 2023 [PDF 2.7MB]

For Transitions Service Delivery 2023 [PDF 2.6 MB]

For Parents Service Offer 2023 [PDF 2.6MB]

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cheryl Dove
Contact Position
Business Support Officer
01229 580752 01229 580752
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Where to go

Firs Road


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Referral required
Referral Details

Referral Form [WORD 814KB]


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