Trustees

The charity has a Management Committee of nine Trustees including a Chair and Vice Chair, Finance Director, Secretary and a Service User Representative.

The role of the Management Committee is to maintain the financial probity of the charity, ensure best practice is delivered, in particular with all safeguarding measures, update the policies and procedures of the organisation, provide practical help and support to the staff and volunteers and act as Ambassadors for the organisation, raising awareness of the charity and linking them with partners and potential funders.

Our Board of Trustees:

Dot Metcalf

Chair

Retired Social Services Manager with experience of working in the voluntary sector with a continued commitment to the welfare of children.

Christine Renouf

Vice Chair

Retired Probation Inspector, also with 13 years’ experience of voluntary sector work. Previously Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Advocacy Service. Strong belief in the value of family support.

Peter Harrington

Financial Director

Chartered Accountant for 23 years, Trustee for CFS since 2010.

Karen Morland

Trustee

Trustee for Cumbria Family Support since 2010. Previously Chair for Cumbria Family Support Management Committee.

Mary Edwards

Trustee

Deacon in the Anglican Church in Penrith, and part of the Churches Together in Penrith network.

Allan Buckley

Trustee

Retired Deputy Director of Social Services for Rochdale. Previously Trustees for Primary Care Trust and Chair of Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children's Board.

Henry Barker

Trustee

Retired from Social Housing Sector. CFS Trustee since 2018.

Dr Venetia Young

Trustee

Retired GP specialising in Mental Health and Safeguarding Lead for Adults. Trained Family Therapist. Co-Author of the book "Ten minutes for the family".

Andrew Hill

Trustee

Specialist Family Lawyer with over 25 years' experience working in Kendal and Carlisle. Qualified Collaborative lawyer and member of national family lawyer's organisation, Resolution. Member of the Law Society's Family Law Panel (Advanced) specialising in Financial Claims and Private Children law cases.

Sue

Walker

Volunteer Representative- many year's experience as a Volunteer with Cumbria Family Support and Salvation Army