about us

Polaris began in 1987 as a small local fostering agency who wanted to make a difference to children and young people. We have come a long way since those early days and, over the years, we have grown, developed and gone from strength to strength. 

We are proud to have become a leading children’s care organisation, transforming children’s lives for over 37 years, with almost 1,000 employees who are on this journey with us.

Today, the Polaris Community is made up of 19 different companies and multiple schools; each providing a specialist service for children, young people and their families. We provide extensive services and provisions within fostering, residential care, adoption, therapy, supported accommodation for care leavers, education and bespoke children’s services.

As a community, geographically, we cover the whole of the UK, from Glasgow to Plymouth, from Abergele to Great Yarmouth, from Belfast to London. With our many experienced teams based across the country, we are able to provide a local, family feel; maintaining our passionate and proactive approach, while offering the full, dedicated support of a national and well-established community.

Our culture at Polaris is one of hard-work, teamwork, determination and integrity. Our teams hold a strong commitment to value and quality, and everyone is passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of our children and young people.

Our vision

The Polaris Community shares a common goal, and that is to transform the lives of children and young people, and revolutionise the sector of children’s services.

Our passion is built on care and the drive to make a lasting difference for all those who we work with and support. We aim to be the number 1 children’s services provider in the UK.

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Our community

We are proud to be one of the largest providers of children’s services and the very first provider of independent fostering in the UK.

Our community of providers covers the length and breadth of the whole of the UK; allowing us to fully support children and families with our wide range of services, experienced teams with local links, and the stability, strength and impact of our entire community.

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The Polaris team

Our Polaris Community combines the knowledge, skills and passion of nearly 1,000 individuals.

Our ongoing success and the strength of our dedication is down to the inspirational team working hard to make a difference and the guidance of our strong, supportive and influential leadership team.

Our Leadership Team

Social value

We are a leader in social value and are the first children's service provider to achieve the Social Value Quality Mark. We are proactive about our impact and proud of our ongoing achievements.

Our team works hard to make a difference and are developing new initiatives across the community that support our social value pledges.

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The company takes the requirements of GDPR seriously in ensuring the privacy and lawful processing of personal data provided to us by you. Please view our privacy notice which explains how the company will manage and use your personal data.

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Malvern View, Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4AD