Outcomes First Group is the UK’s leading provider in education, care and fostering for children, young people and adults.

We’re proud to work with Local Authorities and Trusts across the UK, and for decades we’ve matched each person with the most appropriate foster parents, schools and residential placements. Working closely with these Local Authorities and Trusts, we make sure every placement serves the best interests of the children and young people, and helps them achieve the best possible outcomes.

We focus on every person in our education and care settings by providing them with a safe and supportive environment where they can grow, thrive and be happy.

Our close working partnerships enable us to understand and respond to individual Local Authorities and Trusts needs. We take an active role in supporting them to meet their commissioning challenges and aspirations, with the result that the best possible outcomes can be achieved for vulnerable children and young people locally.

Education and Local Authorities and Trusts

We’re specialists in working with vulnerable people who have very complex behavioural, emotional, social, learning or physical needs – and 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 challenges (SEMH), and those offering specialist care and education for individuals on the autistic spectrum (ASC), usually combined with other learning difficulties.

We invest in the best staff, facilities and equipment, sharing learning and best practice across our schools. Our staff are empowered to do what they do best – namely, enhancing the daily lives of the individuals they educate and care for.

Our aim is simple: to work with 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 carefully, making adjustments to individual development plans as needed, empowering them to achieve their potential.

Fostering and Local Authorities and Trusts

We have the largest population of foster parents in the UK, a fact that helps us offer the widest range of options for successfully matching children and young people to nurturing fostering homes. It also allows us to keep them as close to their home communities as possible.

As established experts in fostering, we’re able 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.

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

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.

Residential and Local Authorities and Trusts

At Outcomes First Group, we deliver high-quality residential placements for children, young people and adults, and are committed to building care and support around the unique situations and circumstances of each child and young person.

Our homes are large enough to give them the space and privacy they need, with a low child/young person-to-carer ratio ensuring they’re 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.

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

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