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Children's Centres 

Children's Centre Services in Cumbria are delivered through commissioned arrangements with Third Sector Providers via Early Help (0 - 12) contracts. The current Providers are as follows: 

Allerdale - Barnardo's
Barrow - Action for Children
Carlisle - Barnardo's
Copeland - Howgill Family Centre
Eden - Barnardo's
South Lakeland - Barnardo's

The strategic direction of Children's Centres sits within the Learning Improvement Service.  The Learning Improvement Services provides guidance to centres and supports leaders and managers in developing best practice, using a quality assurance model. 

The Learning Improvement Service has a responsibility to ensure that Children's Centres have Advisory Boards that provide support and challenge to the centres. The boards also ensure that key stakeholders working within a District take responsibility for sharing relevant data and contributing to plans which aim to improve outcomes for children aged 0 -12 years. 

The Learning Improvement service set targets with Children's Centres through an annual conversation and develops post-Ofsted action plans to ensure that Ofsted recommendations and actions are addressed.

Contact: Katie Clarke - Strategic Lead Children's Centres

Email:  katie.clarke@cumbria.gov.uk

Mobile: 07917 228128