About Compass Fostering

Compass Fostering is recognised as one of the most respected independent providers in the country.

Compass FosteringIn 2012, several well-established, independent fostering agencies – all judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ – joined together to form Compass Fostering, bringing a wealth of fostering experience and specialist local knowledge to a national level.

We deliver professional, respectful and forward-thinking fostering services for children, carer families and local authorities, throughout most of England & Wales (click on map for a regional breakdown of our services).

Our highly experienced teams work with children and families to a clear objective: to provide services that improve the self-esteem, confidence, life chances, achievements and placement stability of the young people placed with us and to meet the needs of foster families.

At Compass, we know that successful placements depend on attention to detail. That’s why we take the time to listen carefully to the needs of our foster carers and their families, empowering them to give a child a fulfilling future and rewarding them for the care they provide.

It’s why we offer round-the-clock support, a generous allowance, professional training and an outstanding Education Service for our fostered children, who achieve academic outcomes that are well above average.

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Ofsted Reports – for England

Ofsted Outstanding

We Are ‘Outstanding’

Compass Fostering Central is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The report stated that we “contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children & young people.” and that “Foster carers benefit from a high level of support from the agency, including a responsive out-of-hours service. The range and quality of training available to foster carers are exceptional.”

CSSIW Report – for Cymru South / South Wales