The Children in Care team are dedicated to ensuring all looked after children receive the best possible care and support to meet all their needs. Workers will work alongside the child, carer, family and agencies to ensure a good, up to date care plan is in place to meet their needs.
BCP Council is the corporate parent to around 500 children and young people at any one time. This figure rises when the needs of care experienced young people aged 18-25 who are transitioning out of care are included.
As the corporate parent BCP Council wants to ensure that all aspects of the child’s life and development are being actively supported, especially the quality of care the child is receiving where the child lives.
Early permanence planning is essential for all looked after children to avoid drift and to progress plans for security and attachment. The objective of planning for permanence is to ensure that children have a secure, stable and loving family to support them through childhood and beyond.