Child centered policing- a new Cumbria police initiative

Cumbria Police’s Child Centred Policing Teams’

‘Did You Know’ Campaign

Did you Know?

Following the success of our Child Centred Policing Team’s (CCPT) ‘Did You Know’, campaign, lots of you have asked if we could share the campaign’s content again.

The campaign provided youth-focused, educational information, guidance, and support for parents, carers, educators, and young people.

You can find highlights of the campaign’s topics and resources in this newsletter, or search #DidYouKnow on our social media accounts.


About Cumbria’s Child Centred Policing Team

The CCPT were implemented by Inspector Gemma Hannah and Detective Chief Inspector James Yallop in 2020, following extensive research into childhood offending, conducted with the support of partner constabularies.

A child centred approach to policing aims to improve the quality of policing for children by acknowledging their differences, recognising their vulnerabilities, and meeting their needs. By doing this we can prevent the unnecessary criminalisation of children, signposting them to relevant support services and providing opportunities for positive interventions. 

Click here to read the full article

Sexting/Sending Naked Pictures

We live in a world where living part of your life on the internet is the norm. The web is a place of considerable knowledge and development, but it can also be the root of some serious dangers.

Sexting is the sharing of explicit pictures or video through mobile phones/other devices and the internet. 


Find out more information about the dangers of sexting by:

clicking here

Child Exploitation

Child exploitation is child abuse where children and young people are manipulated and coerced into committing crime. Children as young as 10 in Cumbria are being put in danger by criminals who take advantage of how vulnerable these young people are.

Read about the work Cumbria Police and the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership, are doing to raise awareness of Child Exploitation by clicking here.


Sex without consent is rape and anything less than a yes is a no. 
Click here for a great way of explaining consent to people of all ages.

The more we can talk about the subject of consent, the more awareness we can raise on what it is and means and it’s importance.

You can find out more on talking to young people about consent by clicking here.


Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Relationships can make people feel fantastic, supported, and loved.

Understanding the signs of an unhealthy relationship, could help with identifying that you or a friend or loved one is at risk of harm.

Find out more about the signs of an unhealthy relationship and support services you can contact by clicking here.

If you’re a young person looking for advice click here.

We have recently released some youth focused artwork (below) as a discussion starter for Healthy and unhealthy relationships.

 recognise signs

Read the full article about the artwork’s creation here.

CCPT Artwork


Understanding the law and the consequences of criminal behaviour, is vital for us to make an informed decision as to our actions.

The Child Centred Policing teams raised awareness of common areas of crime and their consequences through posts like this one.

Other areas of crime that were covered, included:

  • Assault
  • Malicious communications
  • Possession of cannabis
  • Indecent image sharing
 Criminal Damage


To find out more about the Child Centred Policing Team in your area, visit

If you are a parent or carer and are looking for help or support information with regards to a young person contact

If you are a young person and need help or support but do not wish to speak to the police contact

Meet your area’s Child Centred Policing team


For more information on the Child Centred Policing team

Click here



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Egremont Town Council has launched its Margaret Woodburn Good Citizen Award- Do you know anyone in the community that you believe deserve to recognized for their community and individual work?

Egremont Town Council has launched its Margaret Woodburn Good Citizen Award-

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please do nominate a group or individual who you believe has or is making a difference to the Parish of Egremont.


Sign up to for the Tourism Breakfast Briefing

Copeland and Allerdale Borough Councils have published the date and agenda for their second joint Tourism Breakfast Briefing.

We will be hosting the meeting in partnership with our colleagues in Allerdale on Friday 14th May from 08:30 – 10:00 via Zoom.

Take a look at the agenda:

·       08:30 Welcome from councillors

·       08:40 Covid-19 business support and restart grants. Alex Fitzgerald

·       08:55 Reopening safely and legally for Step 3. The essential guide from our Environmental Health Teams

·       09:10 Updates from the Allerdale and Copeland Tourism Teams. Joe Broomfield & Katie Read

·       09:40 Q & A session with all speakers and contributions from a range of Council Teams

We welcomed over 100 businesses from the two districts back in February so be sure to register your interest sooner rather than later.
If you would like to attend, please click
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Any questions, please contact Katie Read, Tourism Officer at Copeland Borough Council

Egremont Farmers market: Friday May 21st

The Egremont Farmers fair trade Market.

The latest market takes place a week a Friday – May 21st

In Egremont market hall from 0930 until 1300hrs.

Please come along and peruse what is on the 12 stalls that have many amazing things on offer.

Only 40 people allowed in the hall at any time.

Face coverings are mandatory.

A one way system is in place- all social distancing measures must be adhered to.

1 person in the male toilets- 2 in the female toilets at any time.

You are invited to join a meeting: Egremont Place Vision and Place Plan workshop

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL US ABOUT EGREMONT – join our virtual workshops to have your say! Please share
Cumbria County Council’s Copeland Area Support Team has worked with a range of local partners to create an Egremont Town Team, which includes representatives from the local community in Egremont, to develop a ‘place vision’ for Egremont. This aim of the new group is to:
• Attract new businesses to our town centre.
• Increase and retain our working age population.
• Raise the standard of the physical environment in our town.
• Increase the number of people living in and around Egremont.
• Deliver new jobs and opportunities for economic and social participation.
• Increase the number of visitors who spend time and money in Egremont.
We want to use the new place vision to build local pride and confidence in the town, and to help us further develop Egremont as we reignite our economy following the Coronavirus pandemic. We want to hear what makes you proud about Egremont, how you feel about the area and how you might like it to develop in the future.
By hosting two ‘virtual’ workshops and an online survey, we are seeking your insight, thoughts and knowledge to help shape a powerful vision for Egremont.
We will be hosting a ‘virtual’ morning workshop with residents, organisations and businesses representing the Egremont community, using the Zoom platform on May 19, 2021 09:00. Register in advance for this meeting here.
We will be also hosting a ‘virtual’ evening workshop with residents, organisations and businesses representing the Egremont community using the Zoom platform on May 18, 2021 18:00. Register in advance for this meeting here.…/tZUpf-GvrzgvEtc4jq0IUB_R8sf44…
If you would like to be involved, please register for a session and instructions on how to join the meeting, as well as further information will be sent to you.
You can also respond to an online survey to give us your feedback, which is available here.
The closing date for the survey is Friday 21 May 2021.
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Egremont Place Vision and Place Plan workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Your opportunity to tell us about Egremont. Join one of our ‘virtual’ workshops to have your say! Egremont Town Team are working to develop a place vision for Egremont. This will help us: • Attract new businesses to our towns and town centres. • Increase and retain our working age population…

Singing for the Brain! Dementia awares week with CAAS

A Singing for the Brain service is also in the works

A NEW service for the elderly is to launch during Dementia Awareness Week.

Copeland Age and Advice Service has announced its new Dementia Café will launch in line with Dementia Awareness week, on Tuesday May 18.

The first Dementia Café will run from 11am until 12.30pm at the Whitehaven RUFC ground, the Playground on Richmond Terrace in Whitehaven.

The service will then run fortnightly on a Tuesday.

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, Copeland Age and Advice is unable to start its Singing for the Brain sessions just yet, but once they are able the age and advice charity will be including this activity as part of the Dementia Café.

The sessions will include coffee, cake, chat, games, and a variety of reminiscence activities.

The activity is currently limited to 15 participants, carers and volunteers not included.

If you know anyone who would like to attend or would like more information about the Dementia Cafe, email CAAS on

The Great Cumbrian – Litter Pick 2021: Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd May

Like us, you can’t have failed to have been truly shocked and upset by the huge amount of litter and rubbish that was discarded across the Lake District and Cumbria last year as lockdown eased.

The people of Cumbria (and visitors who love the area too) are rightly proud and protective of this beautiful county and it has been the most incredibly heart-warming sight to see the reaction of so many individuals and local groups that have sprung up to take action for their local environment.

So this year’s Great Cumbrian Litter Pick is not only a chance to create a cleaner Cumbria but to:

  • Provide a focus for raising awareness that the littering MUST STOP.
  • Celebrate and say a massive thank you to the local people and groups who clean up out of the goodness of their hearts on a daily basis.
How do I get involved?

Register to run your own community or individual litter pick

Sign up to join an organised litter pick

*NEW this year.
  • Local Groups.We’ve created an interactive map to highlight and sign post to all the lovely people, both individuals and groups, who are regularly litter picking across Cumbria. If you’d like to be added, complete the online form.
  • Research. We’re undertaking vital research with Keep Britain Tidy to find out more about what makes people undertake this type of anti-social activity and what interventions we can put in place to try and change people’s behaviour.
  • C.A.R.E. Help us spread the word about the Countryside Code, how to behave appropriately in the Lake District and how to visit safely.
Rubbish found at Thirlmere GCLP 2020
Keswick Lions GCLP 2020
If you can’t join us in person for The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick, and you’re not already a member, you can JOIN US and add you voice to our action
looking after the Lake District and Cumbria.

Have your say on Cumbria’s COVID Recovery Plan

SRCG recovery

Cumbria’s Strategic Recovery Coordination Group (SRCG) has launched an online public consultation to gather feedback on the Draft Recovery Strategy for Cumbria.

The SRCG is a partnership of organisations and authorities including the county council, district councils, Cumbria Police, NHS, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service, Cumbria Community Foundation, Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, and others. 

Planning for the future is essential to a successful recovery for local residents, businesses, communities and tourists. To ensure there is a robust recovery framework in place, Cumbria SRCG has developed a draft recovery strategy document, and is now seeking the views of local people to help inform the final version, which will be published in the Summer.  

It is important to gather as many views as possible to ensure the strategy reflects what is needed for Cumbria’s residents and businesses, and that a wide range of feedback can be considered.

Corporate message

The strategy has been developed by an extensive range of partners across Cumbria, and further information about the SRCG, as well as links to the draft recovery strategy document, and the online survey, can be found at

To have your say complete the survey online here. The closing date for feedback is 25 April 2021.

Florence arts centre reopens on this Wednesday April 14th

*** We’re reopening!!***
Wednesday 14th April!
Here at Florence our team have been hard at work preparing to welcome you back to a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy.
We will be opening with a series of works for sale from our local artists groups such as Fabricate, Florence Paintmakers and our ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition.
We will also be offering a range of hot and cold takeaway drinks and sacks for you to enjoy in our outdoor seating area.
We will be operating under our normal opening times, Wednesday-Sunday 11-4.
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If you have any questions prier to your visit with us, please get in touch with our team by telephone: 01946 824946 or email:
Looking forward to seeing you all again next week!
Best wishes,
From all the Florence team.