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Children & Families

This section provides a range of information about children and families in Cumbria.


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of Cumbria's population.  In 2015, the JSNA Children & Families chapter was published and can be viewed here.

Department for Education (DfE) Data

Local authorities are required to submit a range of information to the DfE covering topics such as: Schools, pupils and their characteristics; Special educational needs; GCSE and equivalent results; Pupil absence in schools; Permanent and fixed-period exclusions; and characteristics of children in need. For links to datasets published by the DfE based on these returns see:

Children's Centres Data

Cumbria's Children's Centres operate across 28 geographical 'footprints'. A range of information to help Children's Centres to plan services and identify local priorities within each footprint can be viewed here.

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