LOCATION: All Northern Ireland


LAC Mentoring Support is a community-based programme supporting young people who are ‘looked after’ to develop skills, improve relationships and maximise potential.

The service offers a bespoke and task-focused model of mentoring for young people, aged between 10-20, who are residing in a care placement, or who have prior experience of care placement.

Staff engage with young people in a one-to-one relationship, with regular and consistent contact across a six-month period. This creates positive relationships to assist, guide and support young people who are currently in a care placement (residential, kinship, fostering)

The aim of the project is help build capacity and resilience for the young person, as well as provide both emotional and practical support, and develop life and social skills.

The project works with 100 young people each year, and trains four young people as peer mentors.

SUPPORTING: Young People & Families

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE? Referrals are made via Social Services

CONTACT: Project Manager,
Mentoring Support Programme,
Extern, Hydepark House,
3 McKinney Road,
Newtownabbey,
BT36 4PE
Tel: 028 9084 0555
Email: [email protected]


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