Welcome to Acorn Fostering

“Caring Together to Change Lives”
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Who ACORN are

Acorn Fostering Services is an Ofsted approved and registered agency . 

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Our Aims and Objectives

We aim to provide a range of placements for
children.
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What does a foster carer do?

The term ‘looked after’ was introduced by the Children Act in 1989.
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Become a foster carer?

The AFS believes that looking after children in foster care.
about us

ACORN Fostering Services Ltd (AFS)

One of the leading independent Ofsted approved and registered fostering agencies in the UK. Acorn Fostering Services is a well-established, medium-sized, private foster care agency based in Leicester City. We founded Acorn in the year 2004 to provide a high quality and supportive fostering agency service in Midlands and North of England.
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Fostering a Child or Young Person

We need more Foster Carers in East Midlands, West Midlands and North of England!
As a progressive fostering agency, we are always happy to welcome and support new carers, as well as experienced professional foster carers wishing to work with a more supportive fostering agency. Fostering is a vocation, so we provide extensive guidance for all our carers.

Acorn’s foster carers are fully supported by our team who have substantial experience in social welfare and fostering.

Foster Carer Support & Training

As a highly respected East Midlands based fostering agency, we are confident that our foster carers will receive the best support and training available.

Whether you are attracted to fostering as a result of a change in family life, or are looking for a new career in child care, we will train and support you all the way. 

Fostering is rewarding in many ways – as a committed carer you will be helping children and young people in need have a better life – and for that, you will be suitably paid.

So call Acorn Fostering today to discuss how to become a foster carer.

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Everyone at Acorn Fostering Services is fully dedicated to supporting ‘looked after children’ and their foster carers.

Our Staff

Our staff team is made up of a Senior Recruitment Officer, 3 Supervising Social Workers, a Service Administrator, a Placements Administrator, a Finance Officer and a part-time Support Worker. We also have independent support workers that we can call upon to work with children and Independent Social Workers that act as Independent Reviewing Officers at foster carer annual review meetings.

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Shadab Ahmad

Director and ADM

Director Shadab is a qualified social worker with over 32 years post qualifying experience. He has an MA in social work and has worked in Local Authorities and the NSPCC as a manager before setting up Acorn Fostering Services in 2004. His main area of interest is protecting vulnerable children and providing them with new opportunities. He has experience of working with children in need, looked after children and child protection cases.

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Jl. Madrapatma IX Block A No.12 Dermawartani, Clasan. Souleman. Special Region Baharina Town. Call : 081-88X7-45GH-887C

Anupam Srivastava

Director

Director Anupam is a qualified social worker with over 34 years of post-qualification experience in social work. He has an MA in social work and worked with both statutory and voluntary sector. Prior to setting up Acorn Fostering Services in 2004, he was a neighbourhood Coordinator with Leicester City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Programme. Anupam has vast experience of working with children and families.

Padora School Center

Jl. Kodokan Block F No.12 Dermawartani, Clasan. Souleman. Special Region Baharina Town. Call : 081-88X7-45GH-887C

Kshama Srivastava

Director

Director Kshama has a background in Human Resources Management. Up until June 2014 she was working as a Human Resources professional in the NHS. In 2014, Kshama decided to leave her employment with the NHS to play an active role in Acorn Fostering Services. In her capacity as a Director, Kshama has assumed a lead responsibility for consultation with Staff, Foster carers and other stakeholders, Policy Review, and development along with bringing a vast and valuable contribution in the form of her knowledge and skills and abilities in the field of HR Management.

Shadab Ahmad

Director and ADM

Director Shadab is a qualified social worker with over 32 years post qualifying experience. He has an MA in social work and has worked in Local Authorities and the NSPCC as a manager before setting up Acorn Fostering Services in 2004. His main area of interest is protecting vulnerable children and providing them with new opportunities. He has experience of working with children in need, looked after children and child protection cases.

Anupam Srivastava

Director

Director Anupam is a qualified social worker with over 34 years of post-qualification experience in social work. He has an MA in social work and worked with both statutory and voluntary sector. Prior to setting up Acorn Fostering Services in 2004, he was a neighbourhood Coordinator with Leicester City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Programme. Anupam has vast experience of working with children and families.

Kshama Srivastava

Director

Director Kshama has a background in Human Resources Management. Up until June 2014 she was working as a Human Resources professional in the NHS. In 2014, Kshama decided to leave her employment with the NHS to play an active role in Acorn Fostering Services. In her capacity as a Director, Kshama has assumed a lead responsibility for consultation with Staff, Foster carers and other stakeholders, Policy Review, and development along with bringing a vast and valuable contribution in the form of her knowledge and skills and abilities in the field of HR Management.

Lionel Boyce

Registered Manager

Lionel has 43 years’ experience of working in the social care field, ranging from his early work with people with severe mental and physical disabilities and working and managing in older person’s homes, working with children and families in a child care team. Over the last 25 years, Lionel has worked with children, in a child care operations team in various local authorities. Lionel moved to fostering in 1993 initially as a social worker and then as a team manager and service manager with local authorities and independent fostering agencies.

Julie Bailey

Deputy Manager

Julie has 13 years’ experience as a qualified Social Worker with Acorn Fostering Services. Julie started her social work career with Acorn in 2009, firstly as a Supervising Social Worker, then as Acorn’s Recruitment Officer. In October 2015 Julie moved to the post of Placement Manager where she has been able to use her knowledge of our fostering households to inform the risk and assessment process when matching placements. In October 2016 Julie was promoted to Deputy Manager where she has the responsibility of overseeing the Recruitment Team as well as continuing with the Placement Manager.

Our Staff

The rest of Acorn’s team have between them a wealth of experience gained from a variety of different settings all of which contributes to a well-informed, supportive, and stable team. We are a medium sized team with a friendly, professional approach to our work; made up of people from different backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and religions. We value our staff and are committed to helping them explore their interests through training and personal development.

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