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Pharos Service

Barnardo's Pharos Service

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The PHAROS Service provides support for families and children where there is parental substance misuse.

We are funded by the Eastern and Southern Drug and Alcohol Co-ordination Teams. We have three satellite projects within the Greater Region of Northern Ireland. Two are based within the Eastern Board area in Belfast and Bangor, and one is based Banbridge in the Southern Board area.

PHAROS accepts referrals from Drug and Alcohol Teams and/or Family and Child Care Teams via agreed pathways within the respective Board areas. Substance misuse can be detrimental to many aspects of family life.

Our purpose is to help families address the difficulties they face and make positive changes to ensure the safety and well-being of children.