About Us

We are a team with a common purpose, to enable the people who we are privileged to care for to achieve their personal best. We do 'good' and are passionate about doing this to the very best of our ability. Whether in our excellent schools or residential homes, every single person we care for receives the individual attention and encouragement they need to achieve. Small steps or large, every achievement they make is something to celebrate. We are Cambian, and we are here for them.

Grow, develop and achieve your personal best

Although our work embraces many specialist disciplines, it is united by a common purpose: that everyone, no matter what their situation, or the challenges they may be facing, can achieve their personal best. We will actively help them achieve that, and for everyone at Cambian that is a personal commitment.

Our History

The Cambian Group was formed in 2000 and at that time supported adults.

2000 - 2005

In 2005, we purchased seven special needs schools, creating Cambian Education. This acquisition brought with it a team of people with huge experience and expertise in the field of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

2005 - 2010

The Cambian schools pioneered the 52-week ‘Waking Day Curriculum’ for students with autism and became a recognised leader in the UK.

2010 - 2015

In April 2014, Cambian and Advanced Child Care merged and at the same time was listed on the London Stock Exchange. Shortly after this, Cambian acquired three specialist further education colleges from Mencap.

2015 - Present

Cambian recently acquired two further specialist schools from the charity sector and continued to develop its portfolio of specialist children’s care homes. We also have a significant presence in fostering with our foster families operating under the By The Bridge with Cambian banner. Cambian today is a company focused to support Children and Young Adults and continues to grow as the demand for our services is high.

Our Values


We provide the highest possible quality of care for our patients, based on their needs. We are committed to helping everyone in our care achieve their personal best.


We all take responsibility for doing excellent work that has life-changing effects for both patients and their families.


We all enjoy the opportunity, support and encouragement to build a satisfying and rewarding career.


We persevere though challenging situations, support our team and never give up on our patients.


We know that we are part of one close team and value the opinions of others, even at the cost of our own.

A truly inclusive place

We passionately believe in the importance of diversity, including gender diversity. We know that we can truly understand and meet the needs of our customers only if we reflect the diversity of the people we care for. We value and embrace the experience, knowledge and background of every single person who works here.