- Prioritise children’s wellbeing and individual needs in
the delivery of services.
- Maintain consistently high ratings from regulatory authorities.
- Deliver outcomes-focused children’s services and promote this approach.
- Engage constructively in policy debates.
- Invest in high quality services and to innovate to improve outcomes
The Acorn Care and Education Group provide a diverse range of education and foster care settings for difficult to place children and young people. Acorn's specialist professionals offer high quality education and support to over 1500 children and young people in twelve well resourced schools and two independent fostering agencies.
Foster Care Associates (FCA) is the UK's largest Independent Fostering Agency, working in partnership with local authorities and trusts across the UK to provide high quality fostering placements for looked after children and young people. Founded in 1994, we currently provides quality care in a family setting for over 2700 looked after children and young people from all backgrounds.
The National Fostering Agency is one of the most established independent providers of fostering services. As a national organisation, NFA work in partnership with many local authorities throughout the country looking after over 1,700 children and young people.
NFA supports its foster carers to develop skills, knowledge and experience in order to support children and young people from a wide variety of backgrounds and provide them with the opportunity to live in a safe, caring and stable family environment.
Outcomes First Group provides specialist person-centered services for children, young people and adults with autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. All of our service users have complex needs, so our services promote positive outcomes. Our “Pathway” approach enables us to offer pro-active and planned progression through our specialist schools, transitions services, fostering and supported housing services. By providing clear pathways for progression, we enable the young people we support to negotiate the sometimes challenging transitional stages from childhood and adulthood. We always aim to make a difference by supporting people to make choices about their lives and their futures.
SENAD have a portfolio of eight specialist schools, together with five care homes to support young people into adulthood. SENAD provide integrated education, therapy and care for people with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, moderate to severe learning difficulties with associated challenging behaviour, speech and language difficulties, acquired brain injury and social and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Witherslack Group is a specialist provider supplying a totally integrated package of high quality residential care, special education and therapy and operates a number of residential and day schools for children with a wide range of special educational needs. Witherslack Group also has a number of children’s homes providing specialised high quality 52-week care. Our Homes operate in partnership with specific schools from the Witherslack Group. Witherslack Group Homes and Schools are regularly assessed by Ofsted as being “Outstanding” and several establishments have “Outstanding Provider” status.