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Welcome to Five Rivers Child Care Ltd

Five Rivers Child Care is one of the UK’s most experienced practitioner lead services in turning around the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Throughout 30 plus years of providing therapeutic children's services with clinical, education provision alongside our residential homes and fostering families, we have a dedicated service to children and young people who are in need, creating an environment that nurtures and guides them to a meaningful future.


We train and support rare and special people who can meet the intensive challenges of giving a vulnerable child the experience of family life. We also address the need for specialist foster care, such as placements for parents with children, and for terminally ill children.


This is where our story began, and today we run seven homes across England. Much more than just ‘looking after’ children, our homes offer a therapeutic approach that maximises the chances of making positive and lasting improvements.


Simply, we regard education as the passport to every child’s future. For many, this begins with showing them that they actually can learn, and then progresses to the joy of learning, advancing and achieving.

Crisis intervention

Five Rivers is called on in emergency situations (such as placement breakdowns) to bring calm and stability to teenagers, and indeed children of all ages. We see crisis not so much as a logistical issue to ‘solve’, but as an opportunity to effect real change through fresh thinking.

Assessment & Therapy

This service, and its growing affiliate network, harnesses clinical psychology to support our internal residential, education, social work and fostering teams. Increasingly, this service is also becoming outward-facing, working alongside, or as an alternative to, CAMHS.

All our work with children has been built by the talents of people. We are unashamedly selective, choosing those who bring assets you can’t teach – such as curiosity, humanity, passion and empathy. We then train and develop them with expert insight and technique. Five Rivers recruits adults from every walk of life and thrives on the diversity we attract.

Our Values


We understand the child and young person’s needs and expectations and go out of our way to meet these.

We show consideration for one another.

We recognise each other’s differences and embrace them.


We’re flexible and don’t stick to rigid ways of working. We treat each and every child and young person as an individual.

We have a drive and energy to make change. To make a difference. To challenge. To inspire and delight.


We’re straightforward, simple and easy to deal with.

We make complex things clear, concise and uncomplicated, and always follow our strong moral principles.


We’re real, normal and human. We show we understand and care.

We respond to the needs of our children, colleagues and partners.


We’re ingenious. We’re innovative.

We lead the way in creating new ways of doing things.

We call on our experience, skills, insight and judgement.

Working For Us

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.