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Integrated Youth Support Service Team (IYSS), After Care Provision

New legislation introduced on the 1st of October 2001 changed “powers” that the local authority had “duties” to all care leavers to receive additional advice support and practical help. The Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS) After Care Provision is the service in Torbay designed to provide that help and support for young people leaving care who meet the criteria for a service from Aged 16 to 21 or in some circumstances up to 25.

We offer advice and help on issues like accommodation, education, health, relationships and employment. We can also talk to you about finances and anything else that will make it easier for care leavers  to become independent.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Steve Bellworthy
Contact Position
Practice Manager
01803 208400
Out of hours contact: 01803 524519

Where to go

Torbay Council, Parkfield, 38
Esplanade Road

Other Details


No cost to service users 16-18. Financial support will depend on individual circumstances. Needs will be re-assessed at any time if circumstances change and after 18 years.


Age Ranges
From 16 years to 24 years
Age Ranges
From 16 years to 21 years
Referral required
Referral Details

This is a specialist targeted service and referrals are only accepted under strict eligibility criteria within targeted children teams in Torbay or by referral from equivalent teams out of local authority for young people moving into the Bay.

Referral is via Children’s Services and only available for young people in care, under strict eligibility criteria. The allocated social worker will refer the young person when they are 15 1/2 - 16 years old and will transfer after they have completed year 11.

Other notes

This service can be accessed from the office, via home visits or at a suitable venue.