Council of Governors

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    Council of Governors (CoG)

    The Trust currently has a Council consisting of 22 Governors, 14 elected public governors, four elected staff governors and three appointed governors. Appointed governors are those nominated by the Trust's partner organisations and key stakeholders such as Lancashire Constabulary, 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 ten 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

    Council of Governors' Meetings

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

    If you have any queries regarding the Council of Governors' meetings, please contact the Governor's admin office on 01772 676021 or email

    Please click on the map 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)