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Specialist Care

Specialist Care and Education encompasses a very wide range of businesses. Proprietors operate in a highly regulated environment, including residential care and education services for children, young people and young adults that have special educational requirements, including highly complex needs.

  0 - 19 years
Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND); Children's Homes, Day and Residential schools
Therapeutic Communities; Providing therapeutic residential care and education
Intervention Therapy Services
Mental Health Services
Secure and semi-secure units


SEND schools, both day and boarding, continue to see high levels of activity as the fragmented nature of these markets provide a variety of opportunities for trade buyers and investors alike, with demand continuing to outstrip supply.
So far this year, the trends in the children’s residential day specialist childcare provision show an increase in local authority and indeed private referrals with research reports continuing to demonstrate a growth in the number of children requiring SEN support across the UK.
We foresee an increase in activity amongst specialist childcare businesses during 2020 and anticipate that some of the more recent notable nationwide transactions of 2019 will fuel buyer demand and premiums with further regional acquisitiveness and activity gaining pace.

 Rosie Adlem
 Director - Childcare & Education

 T: 0161 833 6931