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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.

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Why Acorn House?

Becoming a Foster Carer

Fostering could be the greatest challenge you’ll ever undertake. It could also be the most rewarding. Many applicants have been considering fostering for some time, before making the move to find out more. We know it is a big decision – but we know it is worth it – fostering really can make a great difference to children and young people.

Standard of care

Acorn House staff work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the maximum opportunity for children and young people to develop fully and achieve their full potential.  Acorn House maintains a clear focus on promoting and safeguarding their physical and emotional welfare and protecting them from all forms of abuse.

Our Principles and Values

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.

Our goals

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.


It has been a quick, smooth process becoming approved foster carers with Acorn. 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 Motty - Rochdale

The continuous support from my SSW 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 Hussain - Blackburn

Where we are

  • Acorn House Fostering Services Ltd
  • Unit 436
  • Chambers Business Centre
  • Chapel Road
  • Chadderton
  • Oldham
  • OL8 4QQ