Council of Governors

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    Council of Governors (CoG)

    The Trust currently has a Council consisting of 22 Governors, 12 elected public governors, 6 elected staff governors and 4 appointed governors. Appointed governors are those nominated by the Trust's partner organisations and key stakeholders such as Lancashire County Council (LCC), University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), N-Compass and Age UK (Blackburn with Darwen).  
    The role of the Council of Governors is to hold the Board of Directors to account for the performance of the Trust and be representative of the views of the membership and public. The Council meets in public 4 times a year.
    The staff and public members of the Council are appointed by democratic election and serve for a period of three years. A governor may be re-elected under those same democratic processes for a further and final term of three years. There are four staff constituencies across the full range of professional and support disciplines and roles and all staff members are eligible to stand for election as vacancies arise in their constituency. All vacancies are widely advertised to staff and staff members are invited to vote in the election process.

    If a member wishes to contact their Governor, please contact the Governor office via 01772 676021 or email


    Notice of Election

    Nominations for the Governor Elections are now open. The Trust's notice of election can be seen here.

    Council of Governors' Meetings

    Click here for the Governors' meeting area that includes agendas, minutes and relevant papers.

    All of LSCFTs Council of Governors meetings are currently taking place virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please contact Umme Batan on 01772 676021 or email on  to register your attendance and further details will be confirmed. 

    The list of upcoming Council of Governors meetings are listed below:

    20 January 2022

    20 October 2021

    02 July 2021

    13 April 2021

    Please click on the link below to read more about the Governors in your area.


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    Out of Area : this applies to anywhere within Cumbria; Cheshire; Merseyside and Greater Manchester (ie the North West of England)