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 children and young people aged 8 to 17.

What we do:

  • Attend and take part in Lancashire County Council's Corporate Parenting Board and 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 selection and carry out speed interviews for new social workers and foster carers
  • Train new social workers throughout their induction process
  • Participate in a whole range of consultations and events including:
    • 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

More information

Please contact April or Adam to find out more and sign up: