About Us

Residential child care at Beaufort Care Group: A change for the better

"Where Young People can Dream, Believe and Achieve"

BCG’s aim is to provide children and young people with support, encouragement and new life experiences, through our commitment to changing and improving their lives we create safe and nurturing environments, where positive relationships can be built, growing their resilience and confidence in order to achieve their personal best. 

Beaufort Care Group was established in 2003 by our director, Jenny Kendall. Jenny is a qualified Social Worker and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council ( HCPC ). Prior to setting up Beaufort Care Group, she had 18 years experience of working with young people in both private and voluntary settings and she has managed projects in education, youth work, mental health services, drugs and alcohol & child protection. Jenny's passion to improve the lives of young people developed whilst working in a home in Bournemouth which was run by the Children's Society. When the Children's Society announced they were selling the home, Jenny pulled together the resources to buy the property, and in 2003 Beaufort Care Group was formed. 

Today Beaufort Care Group has 8 residential homes across Bournemouth and Dorset caring for young people aged 8-18 years old with complex emotional and behavioural needs. 

Our homes and their locations are:​

  • Hinton Wood - Ferndown
  • New Park - Southbourne
  • Beaufort - Southbourne
  • Bailey House - Bournemouth
  • The Paddocks - Christchurch
  • Stourside - Bournemouth 
  • Hill Top View - Blandford
  • The Rowans - St Ives