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What is the Local Offer?
Torbay’s ‘Local Offer’ for care experienced explains what support is available to young people who have been ‘cared for’ by the Local Authority before they were eighteen years old. The table below will help you decide whether you are entitled to this support, or you can follow this link. Your Social Worker or Personal Advisor will also help you with this.
Our Care Experienced Team is here to offer you advice and help so you feel safe and supported as you move into adulthood.
Who are ‘care-experienced’ young people?
You are a care experienced young person or adult if you are:
You can also find out more about this by using the information on the Coram Voice website page ‘Am I a Care Leaver?’ here
Please note: the terms here are taken directly from the legislation and this is really important, as it provides you with information relating to the entitlements you have as a care experienced young person or adult. However, we would like to say that you are all absolutely relevant to us, in the actual sense of the word; we will continue to campaign to the legislators about this use of language and try and get this changed, but in the meantime, it is really important you have some sense of what it means for you.
aged 16 or 17, and have been looked after for a total of at least 13 weeks since the age of 14
aged 16 or 17, you are no longer cared for, and at the point you left care you were Eligible children