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:

Christine Renouf


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.

Dot Metcalf


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

Peter Harrington

Financial Director

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

Karen Morland


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

Mary Edwards


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

Dr Venetia Young


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


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 currently volunteering also with Salvation Army

Walter McCulloch


Retired Assistant Director; children and family Serices. A lengthy history of senior management within Children’s Social Care, ranging from Safeguarding, Youth Offending, Youth Work, Social Work. A lead for Signs of Safety Implementation in previous Local Authorities