Acorns is an independent charity managed by an appointed chief executive and a senior management team who are accountable to a board of trustees.

A number of formal groups including parents, carers and young people provide regular feedback and input into how services are delivered and can be improved to better meet needs. These include:

Care services are regulated and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Acorns is a member of the Fundraising Regulator – the regulator for fundraising in the UK

Acorns is a member of Together for Short Lives – the UK voice for children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood and their families

Acorns is a member of Hospice UK – the national charity for hospice care

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