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Who we are

Acorn House is a well established independent fostering agency committed to delivering unrivalled care and support packages that make a real difference to young people's lives.  Our approach to fostering places the child’s needs and outstanding local support for our foster carers firmly at the centre of what we do and we have developed the service to fit around their needs.

Acorn House Fostering was established with over thirty years experience as practitioners and many years direct experience of living within the care system behind us. We have a simple goal ahead of us:

To draw upon all that we have learnt, to encourage and develop committed individuals (Staff and Carers) and work in partnership with organisations that complement our service, who have the right skills, attitudes and beliefs as we do – in order that we can offer the best support packages to our Young People and families.

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Why Acorn House?

Your Fostering Journey

We aim to make our enquiry and fostering application process for our foster carers as easy as possible, to give you peace of mind and ensure you know what is happening every step of the way.


Types of Fostering

There are many different types of fostering to accommodate the wide variety of children and young people that are in need of care.


Why Foster With Us

The same principles and values underpin everything that we do as an agency; these principles and values are essential for staff and foster carers working with children and young people. They apply to all care work with children, young people and their families.

Transfer To Us

When you’re looking into how to transfer foster agencies, it can easily seem like this will be a long and confusing process that’s simply not worth it. But our expert team will give you all the information and support you need to transfer fostering agency, whether you’re currently looking after a child or not.


"It has been a quick, smooth process becoming approved foster carers with Acorn House. Nothing ever seems to much much trouble for the team. The training is excellent and along with our supervising social worker and other foster carers there is a great deal of support. We have a large family and the children are at the forefront of everything! Birth children and foster children.

I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this company. "

Kate - North West Carer

"The continuous support from my supervising social worker has been greatly appreciated, this has given me a platform to air concerns, issues which I am not sure about. We can become complacent and he is there to put me on track. I value his support tremendously.
Support staff includes front line staff and support worker. They are an integral part of the agency, and every time I have contacted them they have gone out of their way to resolve my query, what elates your confidence further more it is when they give you a courtesy call back to keep you in the loop.
Management - the training delivered by managers has been excellent, I apply the acronym LLL you never stop learning, it is life long learning. They are approachable and they are also very helpful when I have had to deal with any issues
I would like to commend everyone and say a BIG THANK YOU"

Halima - North West Carer

"Acorn House fostering supported us in our journey every step of the way, and we couldn’t ask for a better team, going above and beyond to ensure we felt completely ready and able to embark on this amazing career. The ongoing training and absolute support we have from our Supervising Social Worker, the administration team and from the management, is second-to-none and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Acorn House to anyone considering a very worthwhile career in fostering. We wouldn’t have done it without them!"

Bridget & Adam - West Midland Carers

"I have been a foster Carer with Acorn House for over 4 years now.  I have been made to feel welcome and part of a family ever since I joined the agency.  I have been provided with the best training and support I could ask for.  There is always someone available for me to talk to when I have needed some help guidance and support."

Rashida - North West Carer

"Just to say acorn house fostering is an excellent agency.  They are very supportive and friendly.  The agency understands the stresses that foster carer are under and are always there to support and advice.

I have been with them for many years with no regrets."

Sara - North West Carer

"I would encourage anyone Considering fostering who works and has a young family to consider fostering with Acorn House. All of the initial interviews were friendly and done in a way to suit us. We’re now a couple of years in and have no regrets. The focus has always been about getting the right placement, so there was never any pressure"

Kieron - North West Carer

"I was approved as a foster carer with Acorn House just after the first lock down of covid 19 my supervising social worker continued with my approval though emails zoom and over the phone. I had continued support though these difficult times with continued training or catching up for a coffee and a chat or even playing bingo with other carers over zoom which took or minds of the current situation. acorns fostering have a very supportive team during the times when I had to deal with a difficult situation they where there no matter how late at night or early in the morning which was very much appreciated knowing that someone was there on the other end of the phone for me."

Cherry - West Midlands Carer

"We would like to thank Acorn House for being AWESOME, we are so grateful to be working alongside in alignment with professionals, We have found the whole team are of the highest caliber, as front line carers fostering can be challenging yet very rewarding at the same time. Acorn offer amazing training and support to help us deliver the best care we can to the children we have in placement. We are so lucky to work for a really caring and committed organised team at Acorn House Fostering who help support and advised us every step of the way."

"'An infinity of forest lies dormant in the dreams of one acorn.' Dr Wayne dyer"

Paul & Rebecca - North East Carers


Where we are

  • Acorn House Fostering Services Ltd
  • Hollinwood Business Centre
  • Albert Street
  • Hollinwood
  • OL8 3QL
  • Areas we cover
  • North West
  • North East
  • West Midlands / Birmingham
  • Yorkshire
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