Acorn Homes Group is led and managed by David Knowles, who has over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people, 15 years of that being at Director level. David’s breadth of experience spans children’s homes, fostering services, DFE registered schools, transitional and outreach services.
Alongside him is a senior team that encompasses individuals who not only have experience in managing children’s services, but are qualified and registered social workers, proprietors and governors of schools as well as previous Ofsted inspectors. This highlights Acorns belief that managing a children’s service, with the responsibility of enabling growth and achievement in young people, requires a range and depth of skills and experience.
Acorn Group was founded by Mathew Bennett (patron of the NSPCC) and specialises in working with young people with emotional and learning difficulties. Our provision is innovative in its approaches to working with young people in care, through supporting research with Kent University, and the development of specialist toolkits and assessments, accommodating all looked after children’s needs.