About Us

This is Acorn

Acorn has unmatched reach, capacity and expertise

Acorn Care and Education Group is the largest combined children’s services group in the UK.

We specialise in working with children and young people who have complex needs. Their needs may be behavioural, emotional, social, learning, physical or a combination.

We build care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child by providing frontline fostering, educational and care services.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. The care we provide is consistently exceptional. Our independent quality committee meet quarterly to monitor our services and look for practical ways to improve them.

Regulators and clients consistently judge our services as outstanding. We have more children in outstanding schools and higher OFSTED ratings than any group in our sector.


Our aim is simple; to work with the children entrusted to us, step-by-step, day-by-day, to help them achieve their potential.


Acorn is a family of specialist services that build strong partnerships with those who support our children and young people.