Who are we?

NFA Group

The NFA Group is the leading children’s services provider in the UK with children firmly at the heart of everything we do.

We have over two decades of experience in providing high-quality foster care and education services to vulnerable children and young people, providing them with a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn, grow and succeed.

We have partnered with established agencies, schools and residential homes along the way, and today the NFA Group family consists of a total of 27 local, independent fostering agencies, 20 schools and 19 residential care homes across the UK.

We have attentively expanded our services to the extent that we can now offer comprehensive wraparound care across all key areas of a child’s happiness; safety, personal development and education, to as many vulnerable children and young people as possible.

NFA unite with Acorn Care and Education

In 2016, NFA combined with Acorn Care and Education to create the UK’s largest, specialist, multi-divisional organisation comprising Fostering, Educational and Residential Care.

Acorn has a renowned reputation as a leading provider of education and residential services to children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

Through working with children and young people with complex needs; social, emotional, mental health, learning, physical or a combination, across an integrated school and home settings, we are able to increase the likelihood of positive outcomes by creating an established platform for them to develop both personally and academically.

Today we are proud to be a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a specialist SEN provider with expertise within residential care, we now offer over 5,500 children a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service which equips them with everything they need to flourish.

Working together for positive outcomes for children

We work closely with all Local Authorities across the UK to offer the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children and young people in our care, ensuring even the most vulnerable children with challenging needs are have a safe and secure home, foster placement or learning solution within our multi-faceted care service.

NFA Group – a glance back in time

Our team of dedicated children’s services specialists has supported children, young people, their families and communities for over two decades.

Together, we have achieved a lot, here is a snapshot of some of our landmark achievements…

NFA Group timeline