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The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) is an ethically based UK wide fostering organisation formed in 1999. FCC puts the needs of children first and works to provide a child care service of quality that is delivered with integrity. The agency has grown steadily since its formation with regional offices in Cardiff and Greater Manchester. The Head Office is based in Malvern, Worcestershire. FCC is unique in that it is the only fostering agency in the UK operating under a co-operative structure.
FCC do not make a profit from foster care. Instead, any surplus income they make is re-invested to provide more foster care support and more training for their carers. FCC have no business-related targets to meet, meaning that careful carer-to-child matching is their priority. As a result, their placement stability rate is over six times higher than the national average – meaning that children are more likely to receive the consistent care they need during their time in the care system.
This is how foster care should be.
FCC are a co-operative. The organisation is overseen by board members who have no financial interest in the agency. This means they can stay focused on their prime objective: to put children first above all else.