Were passionate about making a difference to those we support, educate and care for, with expert teams across the country providing tailored support for everyone in our care. 

We create safe, nurturing environments in which each individual can dream big and achieve more.

Throughout our journey, our group has grown with clinical and wellbeing services, specialist schools and residential care homes becoming part of our inclusive world, committed to equality and diversity for all.

Our 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.

Our History

In 2016, NFA Group combined forces with Acorn Education to create the UK’s leading and largest Children’s care provider. With over 2 decades of experience and a positive reputation as a specialist, multi-divisional organisation, the NFA Group provided high-quality Education, Care and Fostering services to vulnerable children and young people, offering them a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn, grow and succeed.

2019 saw this position further strengthened by the alliance of the NFA Group and Outcomes First Group creating the unified Group you see today – a Group which has become a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we care for.

Our specialist care, education and therapeutic services support children with complex needs and learning disabilities including autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our approach increases the likelihood of positive outcomes by creating an environment for each individual to develop both personally and academically, preparing them for their transition to adulthood.

This approach is further enhanced by our in-house clinical teams, recognising each person we support as an individual and tailoring our care plans to meet specific needs from the point of admission and throughout their journey with us.