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Fostering in South Wales

Following the NFA Group’s purchase in August 2016 of Acorn Care and Education, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approved the purchase, but with a requirement the Group reduces its size in the fostering market in Wales, Norfolk, Luton and Bedfordshire to ensure that in those areas the local market remained open and fair. NFA Group accepted the ruling and Deloittes were appointed to manage the divestment of the relevant parts of our business, overseen by two Trustees appointed by the CMA.

With regard to Wales the company shares of Pathway Care Ltd in Wales have been acquired in total by BSN Social Care Ltd (which also owns Nexus Fostering and Blue Sky Fostering). As such, all carers, placements and staff will automatically remain with the company. Pathway Care in Wales will now trade as Calon Cymru Fostering and is no longer part of NFA Group, or Pathway Care Fostering.