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Action for Children Furness Sure Start Children's Centres are commissioned by Cumbria County Council to deliver a range of services across the Barrow and Dalton area for families with children ages 0-12.

Our Early Help children and family hubs play an important role in providing children across our communities the best start in life and their parents the support they need.

 Our services range from Targeted Programmes  (e.g. The Recovery Toolkit - a 12 week programme for women who have experienced Domestic Abuse; Triple P Parenting Programme and Helping Hands - a 10 week programme that supports children's understanding of such things as feeling safe, promoting positive behaviours and developing their emotional resilience); 1-to-1 Child/Family Support, Children's Centre Services and Furness Child Contact Centre. 

To find out more information on the services we provide, including a timetable and referral form, please click on the link below:

In MARAC we share information regarding any concerns we have with regards to potential, historical or present domestic abuse within any families known to our service. Any dash risk assessments completed that meet the threshold are referred to MARAC to be discussed at the next meeting.

Action for Children can offer Intensive Family Support working holistically with the whole family, supporting parents when their children are subject to statutory plans in partnership with children's services, Early Help support including initiating and leading Early Help plans, Evidence based programmes to support emotional resilience, parenting, healthy lifestyles and recovering from being in DV relationships. As well as offering a wide range of preventative and universal services to reduce social isolation and allow families' to engage within their community.

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