making a difference, not a profit.

Welcome to Fair Ways. We are an award-winning children's services charity in the south of England and Wales


Fostering is at the heart of Fair Ways. It's where we began. We have built a strong reputation for excellence in providing high-level services for children and young people in the south of England since 2002.


Fair Ways has award-winning schools in Hampshire, specialising in students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues (SEMH) or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).


Fair Ways has a simple philosophy: we look after our employees the best we can, so they look after our service users the best they can. We will always recruit motivated, committed and enthusiastic people to join our team and provide world-class support.


Fair Ways Children's Homes are detatched homes located in the south of England and aim to provide high-level care and support for children aged up to 18. We ensure our homes are situated in desirable rural, or residential areas with good access to links to the local transport and community.

Family Centre

Fair Ways Family Centre is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and provides residential and community-based parenting assessments. Our extensive parenting assessment tools provide Local Authorities with credible, factual evidence that can be used in HM Courts.

Community Outreach

Fair Ways Community Outreach service provides personal and practical support to children aged 0-18 and adults aged 18-65, including support for service users with physical disabilities, learning difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

Working towards a better future

Fair Ways is a leading children’s services charity, delivering Fostering, Education, Residential, Mental Health and Family services.

Fair Ways cares for over 450 children and young people each year.

What makes us different?

Everything! We are a charity. All our profits are reinvested into our organisation to constantly improve the services we deliver and the staff who deliver them and meet our charitable objectives. Our vision is for Fair Ways to be a great national institution, with an outstanding reputation for care, that outlasts us all.

About Us

Making a small difference to our routine will hopefully make a really big difference to their lives moving forwards.

Fair Ways Foster Carer

We're different from the rest

As well as fostering, Fair Ways provides a broad range of children's services and education.

We share knowledge and experiences across all our services to ensure that our young people get the very best care they deserve.

  • We provide a continuum of care, offering specialist interventions for children and families at the high end of the spectrum of need. We believe that by retaining well paid, well trained and well-supported staff, we will become a leading provider of care services in the UK.

    Mac McHugh
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Our passion is to create and deliver outstanding services and support to all of our children, young people and service users; because they deserve the very best!

    Gareth Webb
    Managing Director

We're an Award-Winning Charity

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