LINX - Children in Care Council
LINX is Lancashire's Children in Care council. It stands for Listen Involve Negotiate Xpress. LINX are a group of children and young people working hard to give you a voice and to influence the way services are run.
LINX is run by Lancashire County Council's Targeted Youth Support - Participation Service.
We influence decision making and make a difference to young people’s lives.
We hold regular meetings which are informal and fun. These meetings are open to secondary aged young people up to the age of 25.
What we do:
- Attend and take part in Lancashire County Council's Corporate Parenting Boardand raise issues that are important to children in care and care leavers, such as the council tax exemption
- Travel to London and other places to meet with MP’s and other organisations to speak about our experiences and opinions
- Attend and train other young people on recruitment and selectionand carry out speed interviews for new social workers and foster carers
- Train new social workersthroughout their induction process
- Participate in a whole range of consultations and eventsincluding:
- Organising and attending the PROUD awards, celebrating the achievements of children in care.
- Planning and running a yearly participation conference.
- Present training to social care teams and university students.
- Sit on boards and attend meetings with Lancashire County Council, such as the Post Ofsted Improvement Board.
- Meet with other Children in Care councils from across the North West
If you would like more information, please contact us on 07764 838 547, 01772 537 481 or 07775 221 214.