Two families, one being the natural family, share the responsibility of caring for an individual with a disability.
Where both people care for a child substantially equally.
An arrangement whereby one family agrees to offer respite care to another family caring for a disabled person. Developed as an alternative to respite care in a residential or day care centre. Shared care can often be more flexibly negotiated than placements in a residential or day care centre which often have to go through bureaucratic procedures.
An integrated approach to provide effective, planned delivery of care for patients with a chronic condition. The AOD shared care model focuses on joint provision of clinical services by GPs and specialist AOD agencies to those patients with AOD problems, and ongoing education and training for GPs.
The care of a child is shared when 2 people care for a child substantially equally. This can happen in 2 ways, either: one parent is the principal provider of ongoing daily care and the other parent has care for at least 40% (146) of the nights in the first 12 months of a child support period, or the care each parent provides is substantially equal. To decide whether parents care for a child substantially equally CSA will take into account the amount of time during both day and night that each parent cares for the child as well as who is responsible for making arrangements for, and decisions about, the childâ€™s welfare. CSA will give weight to statements from both parents that they share care for a child; but CSA will not be satisfied that parents share the care of a child if the amount of time the child spends with each person does not appear to be substantially equal.
Where a child is considered a dependent child of two families, such as when separated parents share the care of a child.
Care provided collaboratively by GPs and specialist mental health care providers or by public sector mental health services and private psychiatrists.
When a parent treated as the NRP gives day to day care for the qualifying child(ren) for an average of at least two nights a week
Shared Care is a term used in health care and social care in Great Britain. It describes the establishment of partnerships between professionals and laymen where they share a common goal. For example:- the improvement in the health of a patient where the patient needs to take a major degree of responsibility for his or her care, or an arrangement where the life of a disadvantaged person is improved by the joint efforts of a social service and an outside lay provider.