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Acorn Fostering Services is an Ofsted approved and registered Ofsted.

Independent fostering agency based in Leicester, providing fostering agency services throughout the East and West Midlands and Northern Counties.

Our aim is to always provide foster carers who can offer a sensitive approach to children. Because of their life experience, and Acorn’s extensive support and training our foster carers are able to meet the needs of all types of looked after children.
We provide good quality foster placements for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. We believe that children deserve the best quality of care, which helps them deal with their changing circumstances.

Professional Memberships – We are members of The CoramBaaf (British Association for Adoption and Fostering, NAFP(The Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers and FosterTalk.  Read More about our Professional Memberships and Associations

Local Authorities – As an independent fostering agency we complement the fostering services provided by local authorities. We work closely with local authority staff in order to achieve better outcomes for the children placed with our carers. More about the Local Authorities/Councils

Regulations – Acorn Fostering Services operates in accordance with Section 105 of Children Act 1989, National Minimum Standards for Fostering 2011 and Fostering Services Regulations 2011.

We fully comply with the guidance laid out by Ofsted. Ofsted, and ensure that our policies and procedures are kept up-to-date with changes in guidance and legislation.