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Outcomes First Group

Professional Services
Established in

About us

Welcome to Outcomes First Group - Innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK.

We are passionate about making a difference to those we support, educate and care for with expert teams across the country providing individually tailored support plans for each child and young person in our care. This creates a safe and nurturing environment in which these individuals can learn, grow and succeed.

Throughout our journey, we have joined forces with other established fostering agencies, specialist schools and residential care homes to create an inclusive world, committed to equality and diversity for all.

Our vision is simple yet powerful; to build incredible futures for vulnerable children and young adults in the UK by empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

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UK's Best Workplaces 2021
Super Large (1,000+ employees)
Rank 31
UK's Best Workplaces for Women 2021
Super Large
Rank 20
UK's Best Workplaces 2020
Super Large (1,000+ employees)
Rank 28

What employees say

"We all genuinely care about the children and young people in our care and about each other."

"We are given a framework and deadlines but within that we are allowed to use our judgement in what works best for our region. This makes me and my colleagues feel trusted and valued."

"Freedom to develop my role and to manage my diary in order to balance work/life. This massively increases my work ethic."

Kerry Linden
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People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

My manager/supervisor and I have open and honest conversations about work.

When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.

People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What defines us

Everyone is focussed on delivering positive outcomes for the people we care for and educate. It's the reason why we all get out of bed in the morning! We are a group of like-minded people who work together with a passionate and relentless focus on delivering positive outcomes for the vulnerable children, young people and adults in our care. All of our programmes, practices and policies help to strengthen our unique culture which is clearly defined in our vision, mission and values.

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What inspires us

We go the extra mile to inspire our team, create a fun environment and remain focussed on our mission and vision. Here are some of the ways we do that.Fund Raising: Colleagues take part in a variety of activities to raise money for national charities. Recognition: when we recognise the accomplishments of our teams, they are encouraged to spend their reward on team events. Teaching Assistant Day: Our schools organise and host a small get together to reward the TA’s with a small gift to say thank you for the education and support they give to our children. Fun days out: Employees, foster carers, children (foster and birth), and grandchildren have many days out to enjoy good quality time, fun and relaxation. Awareness Days: colleagues organise activities to raise awareness of fostering and to bring carers together. Activities included, beach clean ups, BBQs, geo-caching a Family Race day and Grandparents day. 

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At a glance

Age of employees

Years with company

Gender ratio

full-time / part-time

Action highlights

  • Implemented a quarterly podcast: You, Me & OFG. It provide a strategic and operational update for all colleagues which they can listen to at their own convenience
  • Created monthly operational divisional newsletters for our colleagues in our Child, Adult and Fostering areas
  • Launched a new learning & talent programme
  • implemented payroll giving
  • implemented cycle to work

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Word from the top

I am proud of our culture in Outcomes First Group. We are a team of more than 5,000 colleagues working in schools, residential care homes and fostering agencies across the UK, all led by values which inspire, empower and unite us to deliver the best education and care for some of the most vulnerable children, young people and adults in our society.

Colleagues roles have special meaning to them; and whilst our work is challenging, the camaraderie we share gets us through the inevitable tough times.

2020 is a year we will never forget, we doubled our headcount and then we faced Covid-19, but despite the challenges our colleagues continued to educate and care with unwavering commitment. I’m honoured to lead such an incredible team and I want to thank them for creating a fantastic culture.

David Leatherbarrow
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Career and jobs

Application tips

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable people to be happy and have access to educational and personal development opportunities that will set them up for their future.   Together, we inspire trust and an infectious passion to accomplish our vision. We look for people who share our values, dedication and commitment to create positive outcomes for the people in our care.   Our work is challenging at times, as well as hugely rewarding, so we equip our teams with the skills and knowledge to confidently deal with all situations.  Ongoing support, training and development will prepare you for your job and give every opportunity to have a great career with us.   We offer great opportunities for people to develop a career and help vulnerable people build incredible futures. We pride ourselves on creating a workplace within our schools, homes, fostering agencies and offices, where every member of the team feels valued and challenged to develop and succeed.

Our great workplace

Click on the link below to find more out about our family and what opportunities there are in Fostering, Education or Care:

The Group is also the place for you to build a career:

Our schools and fostering agencies are brands in their own right. So you may want to go directly to their sites.

Click here to review our job vacancies:

Alasdair Waddell
Head of Resourcing

Tel: 01204 558055


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