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Shared Care

Shared Care really helps and this
means changing lives for the better

Shared care is a scheme which provides care in a home environment for a child or young person with a disability.


Looking after a child or young person with a disability can be enormously rewarding and if you have a minimum of one weekend a month and time during school holidays, shared care could be for you.


Shared care foster carers are recruited and approved in the same way as any other foster carer and receive allowances, training and support through the Shared Care scheme in the same way. Any requirement for special equipment will be assessed as part of this process.


If you would like to find out more and think this could be you, then simply either fill in our online form or call us on 01202 123 345

Case Studies

Many people are deterred from fostering as they think that only very particular kinds of people can foster but this simply isn’t true. What we are looking for in BCP from our foster carers is somebody who has the right qualities to give children and young people the secure, caring environment they need.

Who needs fostering?

Just like our foster carers, our children are all ages and from all backgrounds.  Around two-fifths of children in care are aged 11 to 15 years.  Finding foster carers for teenagers is a key priority for us at BCP Council.

Be a part of our fostering community

Our carers never feel unsupported and have identified that one of the most important aspects to them is a sense of a ‘fostering community’ with a team of experienced professionals and a foster care buddy scheme. If you would like to know more – please call us on 01202 123 345 or fill in our online form.

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