Close partnership with local authorities

Outcomes First Group Local Authority Partnerships

Outcomes First Group is the UK’s leading children care provider in education, care and fostering for children and young people and the high-quality provider of choice for local authorities.

We are proud to work with local authorities across the UK and for decades have matched each child and young person with the most appropriate foster parents, schools and residential placements. Working closely with these local authorities, together we ensure each and every placement made always serves the child and young person’s best interests and helps them to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Outcomes First Group focuses on every child and young person in our care and education setting by providing them with a safe and supportive environment where they can grow, thrive and be happy.

By working in partnership to continuously understand and respond to individual Local Authority needs, we take an active role in supporting them to meet their commissioning challenges and aspirations so that we can achieve the best possible outcomes for vulnerable children and young people locally.

Fostering and LAs

At Outcomes First Group, we have the largest population of foster parents in the UK, affording us the position to offer the widest possible options for successfully matching children and young people to nurturing fostering homes, while also allowing us to keep them as close to their home communities as possible.

As an established expert in fostering, Outcomes First Group has the ability to provide the widest range of placements to support the often unique, changing and varying degrees of need of children in care.  This expertise extends to the provision of quality fostering placement solutions for individual children, sibling groups, placements for parent and child with or without an assessment and same day, emergency or long term matched placements.

Find out more on the types of foster carer we offer. 

We also offer specialist placements, which are often therapeutically focused on the more challenging to place children and young people, including those with complex disabilities and significant health needs. We were the first independent fostering agency to provide The Fostering Networks Mockingbird Family Model and have a long and successful history delivering our innovative Bridge to Foster, step down from residential service in many parts of the UK for a number of years.

We improve the quality of foster care for every child we look after, monitoring and managing each child’s fostering placement and individually tailoring every care plan.  We work hard to demonstrate the real impact of the foster care we provide, keeping a detailed placement file for every child and recording the outcomes delivered by every fostering placement.

Outcomes First Group Home EconomicsEducation and LAs

Outcomes First Group are specialists in working with vulnerable people who have very complex behavioural, emotional, social, learning or physical needs and very often a combination of these.  Through our estate of independent day and residential special schools across the country, we provide unique learning environments and education for people with additional needs.

Our schools provide structured, nurturing and safe learning settings where pupils can access a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs.  Our schools fall broadly into two categories; those that care for pupils who experience social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges, and those offering specialist care and education for individuals on the autistic spectrum (ASC), usually combined with other learning difficulties.

We invest in the very best staff, facilities and equipment, sharing learning and best practice across our schools.  Our staff is enabled to do what they do best, which is enhancing the daily lives of the the individuals they educate and care for.

Our aim is simple; to work with the those entrusted to us to help them achieve their potential and make their way in the world. Our expert teachers, support workers and specialists work within designated environments tailored towards ensuring students make progressive improvements.

We monitor the progress of our students very carefully, making adjustments to individual development plans as needed, empowering them to achieve their potential.

Residential and LAs

Outcomes First Group delivers high quality, residential placements for children and young people.  We are committed to building care and support around each child and young person unique situation and individual circumstances.

Our homes are large enough to give the space and privacy needed with a low child / young person  to carer ratio, ensuring they are never crowded and are based in safe communities with good transport links and amenities.  With appropriate boundaries in place, we nurture a spirit of independence, respect and courtesy within our homes and encourage personal expression and individuality without fear or judgment.

Whilst in our care, we consider ourselves to be advocates and champions for our children and young people and from the moment they are placed with us, we put their best interests at the centre of everything we do.  We take the lead involving the relevant agencies, authorities and organisations needed to ensure they are able to make steps towards achieving the best possible outcomes; growing, learning and building resilience.