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Local Involvement Networks

Volume 708: debated on Monday 23 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how children and young people, as citizens, are expected to be involved in local involvement networks. [HL1407]

Local involvement networks (LINks) have been established to seek and capture the views and experiences of all members of the community about their local health and social care services. There is no single way in which LINks go about this; they need to employ a variety of methods to allow as many different people as possible to get involved and have their say in ways that suit them. The Government have, however, emphasised to LINks the importance of actively engaging with people who have traditionally felt excluded and/or have found it difficult to make their voice heard.