Acorn is a therapeutic support service for young people in care

Acorn is led by a very experienced Management Team with many years of experience in Social Work, Social Care, Youth Justice, Fostering, Youth & Community Work including working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children. We are committed to providing high quality children & family services and we do this from a position of strength, skills and knowledge.

We provide a safe and welcoming environment for vulnerable children and young people.  We support them through transition to independent living so that they could achieve their fullest potential.

We have suitable accommodations in the London Region.  Our Head Office is based in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Acorn Senior Management Team is a group of qualified social work and youth and community work professionals with over 75 years of collective experience in social care and community work.  We also have a care leaver who sits on our Management Board to advise and advocate on issues and concerns effecting young people in care.


Our experience include:

  • Child Protection
  • Looked After Children
  • Children in Need
  • Leaving Care
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children,
  • Youth Justice Early Intervention Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service,
  • Social Work Training, Education,
  • Youth & Community Development Work
  • Fostering
  • Safeguarding

We have sound knowledge and expertise in Social work with Children, Families & Young People. This includes a comprehensive understanding of Local Authority Children’s Services Policies & Procedures. Our experience in Safeguarding children and young people includes working together both at strategic and operational levels of statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations.

Our team posses expertise in:

  • Statutory Assessment Framework and Protocols
  • Pathway Planning & Assessment
  • Looked-After Children’s Reviews
  • Core Assessments
  • Care Proceedings
  • Individual Support Planning
  • Solutions Focused Brief therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Bespoke 1-2-1 Key Work with young people
  • Youth Work


As a team we are committed to meeting our key performance indicators to ensure that we offer a service to young people in our accommodation which is of the very highest quality and standards.