Personal Advisor Service

This service is for young people who are 16 years and above and who have been looked after for at least 13 weeks from the age of 14yrs.

The Personal Advisor (PA) Teams main functions include:  

  • Supporting young people living in a care placement ensuring that they are receiving advice and guidance that enables them to be prepared for the transition to adulthood
  • Assisting in the completion of a 'Pathway Plan' which considers areas such as: accommodation, education and training, health, family and social relationships and rights
  • Networking with other agencies to ensure the young person is getting services they are entitled to
  • Ensuring the young person remains at the centre of any work the team carries out.


TSL House
38 Bachelors Walk
BT28 1XN

Telephone: (028) 9262 7400

Family Resource Centre
James Street
Co Down
BT23 4EP

Telephone: (028) 9181 8518

Ward 25
Downshire Hospital
Ardglass Road
BT30 6RA

Telephone: (028) 4461 5727


Referrals are made to the service by the Looked After Children Teams, 16+ Teams or Family Intervention Teams.