Bay wants to care about its care leavers

Torbay Weekly

In support of National Care Leavers Week, Torbay Council will be talking about the work it does to ensure its cared for, and care experienced young people have thriving futures.

Torbay Council are currently a ‘corporate parent’ to 299 cared for children and 170 care experienced young people.

In the last year, Torbay’s children’s services have evolved the service it provides to cared for young people to ensure it meets their needs and expectations of what ‘leaving care should look like’.

By working with young people, listening to what they have to say and working with local and national partners, Torbay Council has introduced a range of initiatives and additional support measures.

Local and national businesses and organisations also play a key role. From asking for feedback, thoughts and experiences from young people , to offering out of hours support up until the age of 27, offering bespoke work experience and employment opportunities and providing monthly drop-in sessions.