Acorn House (Fostering Services) Limited was established in 2007 as an Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. Our role is to work with local authorities to recruit, train, support and guide foster families in looking after children and young people who cannot live with their own families. We have long standing relationships working with many local authorities and within government frameworks. Many of our staff have direct experience of fostering giving us a real heritage and understanding of the work. 

The Company ethos is to deliver an excellent service to children and their carers whilst working in close partnership with Local Authorities and other agencies.

We recognise the need to respond to the growing demand to provide a local and fully supported fostering service. We have invested heavily in resources and facilities that will ensure the right support as well as addressing local needs by offering fostering related solutions across the North West, North East and West Midlands.

Acorn House staff, through their experiences, knowledge base and understanding of the complexities related to fostering, have developed our services to give a highly responsive, flexible and integrated approach.

The focus on working in partnership has allowed us to consult a range of services and individuals experienced in Social Care, Health, Education and IT and case management systems as well as Training and Recruitment.

Our 24 x 7 support services will be managed and co-ordinated in a way that ensures and promotes secure, safe, outcomes-driven placements, in line with the Every Child Matters agenda. The family setting is so important to foster carers when undertaking this demanding and challenging task. In the development of our services we will focus on support to the foster carer, their families and young people in placement. We recognise that fostering is a sophisticated, professional task requiring specialist skills and we strive to keep children and young people at the centre of what we do.