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Did you know about 7 things a Personal Advisor must do?

Posted on 30 January 2014

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Young people from the Children in Care Council (CiCC) are going to discuss the role of the Personal Advisor for care leavers at the next APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) at Westminster on the 5th February 2014.

Did you know there are 7 things a Personal Advisor MUST DO?

1. Give advice and support

2. Update your pathway plan

3. Organise reviews of your pathway plan to make sure it is up to date and it meets your needs.

4. Make sure your local authority does what your pathway plan says they should do

5. Find services to help with your needs and helps to visit the service

6. Keep in touch with you about your progress and wellbeing at least every 2 months

7. Keep full, correct and up to date records of the contact they have had with you and the services they speak to you about.

We would like you to be part of the discussion. So please tell us about your experience of the Personal Advisor.

In your view:

  • What makes a good Personal Advisor?
  • What do you expect from the Personal Advisor?
  • What would help Personal Advisor to support you better?
  • What else should be on the list that a Personal Advisor must do?

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Thank you

Emmanuel, Chair of the CiCC

Tsion, Deputy Chair of the CiCC

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Liya

Posted on 03 February 2014

A good personal advisor is someone who is committed to the role and not just doing a job.

Emmanuel

Posted on 10 February 2014

I wen to the APPG meeting for care leavers at Westminster.I think, like what many other care leavers said, more should be done in terms of support offered to people who don't or can't attend uni for one reason or another.

I also think that albeit perhaps unrealistic, a child/young person should not have more than 5 social workers/PA's as it becomes ridiculous.
Maybe if the last social worker can double up as a PA or if someone who is already close to the case could help in order to make the transition more seamless.

I have personally found a PA's role to be far more laid-back in a sense that their role is more advisory and therefore less essential than that of a social worker in a young adults life. With the main topics being: budgeting/housing/careers/education advice.

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