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All about Dove Adolescent Services

We are committed to improving the lives of the young people we care for by providing bespoke packages of care to suit individual needs.

Who we are

We established as an organisation in 1993 with a clear focus on providing young people with high quality residential care.

We are committed to improving the lives of the young people we care for by providing bespoke packages of care to suit individual needs.

We have 10 homes ranging in size to accommodate need – multi occupancy (four bedded and two bedded) and single occupancy specialist resource homes.

We have received a number of prestigious awards over the years for our commitment, including People Make Performance Award, Leadership and Management Award, IIP Gold Award (first childrens homes to achieve this), Wakefield Business Award for commitment to training and numerous Outstanding Ofsted inspection reports across our homes.

We are extremely proud of the growth and commitment of our employees and young people alike. We are a valued, accredited and highly acclaimed provider within the sector.

100% of our inspected services are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

Our Vision

‘We believe in transforming lives by being passionate, innovative and invested in everything we do’


Holistic child focussed care packages are evolved by staff in conjunction with placing authorities, NSCAP and others who are involved in the lives of young people.


We are committed to young people achieving and reaching their full potential.


We promote an environment which is nurturing, welcoming and supportive so young people achieve a sense of permanency.


Staff are motivated, passionate, dedicated and ambitious. They are the fundamental attribute to the organisation.

Work with us

Here at Dove Adolescent Services we support young people within our care to develop emotional resilience to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. The underpinning ethos within our homes is of fostering appropriate relationships with young people and their significant others, to support them within their future transitions into adulthood.

If you are interested in joining our growing team or would like to find out more about working with us, please visit our careers page.

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“The children’s progress is significant. They attend school full-time, have improved health, and have built positive self-esteem and independence skills.”

Ofsted Outstanding Report, 2021
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Part of the Polaris Community

As one of the largest providers of children’s services and the very first provider of independent fostering in the UK, our community of services span the length and breadth of the whole of the UK.

We provide an extensive range of children’s services, which have grown and developed over our 30+ year history to ensure we can support children across a wide range of needs. By combining our community’s wide scale of services, as well as our local links, we’re transforming the future of children and children’s services.

The Polaris Community has a united commitment to measure and maximise our social value; defining it as ‘The positive emotional, environmental and economic impact we have on the Polaris community and wider society’. This includes opportunities we offer staff and our children and young people, but also how we work with suppliers, create job and training opportunities and our impact on the environment.

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