Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism are part of the Outcomes First Group family. Together, we educate, care for and support children, young people and adults across the UK.
Outcomes First Group
Outcomes First Group is an innovator in education and care, delivering specialist education, wellbeing and therapeutic services tailored to the needs of vulnerable children, young people and adults. As the UK’s leading education, care and fostering provider, Outcomes First Group’s services have a tangible impact on the people they support day in, day out.
There are three brands in the Outcomes First Group family: Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group, and Options Autism. Each brand is a leader in its field, delivering a truly integrated service across schools, residential sites, wellbeing hubs, digital learning services and fostering agencies – all working together to support children, young people and adults.
The Outcomes First Group family is driven to improve people’s lives, doing this through a relentless focus on learning, innovating and caring. The vision is simple yet powerful: to build incredible futures for vulnerable children, young people and adults in the UK by empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.
National Fostering Group
National Fostering Group is a nationwide network of independent local fostering agencies that works with every local authority in the UK. It provides safe, nurturing environments for children in need, with its foster carers and expert teams helping to build incredible futures every day.
The Group believes that safety and security are the basis for rewarding, fulfilling lives, and is dedicated to high-quality foster care provision that builds these foundations. By supporting foster carers to create safe, secure, nurturing environments, National Fostering Group helps vulnerable children and young people to thrive and settle into education, giving them the great start in life they deserve.
Options Autism provides care and education for children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties.
As specialists in autism, dedicated teams support the children, young people and adults in its care to achieve their own personal success. Right from the start, everything is tailored to each individual, empowering them to flourish and live happy lives with all the support and encouragement they need.
Options Autism offers a pathway of services carried out by highly-trained specialist staff across its education, care and therapeutic teams. There is a person-centred approach to education and care, looking at the full needs of each individual and adapting the support approach accordingly.