Compass Fostering strives to continue to be recognised and respected by all our partners and stakeholders (local authorities (LAs), carers, staff, children and Ofsted) for the high standard of our work, the professional expertise of staff and carers, our partnership approach and aspirations for the children we care for.
We subscribe to principles of social enterprise and undertake to develop a sustainable company and extend fostering in terms of skills and innovation. We offer good rewards and development opportunities for carers and staff who have responsibility for their own practice.
Inclusive foster care provision
We seek to operate within a framework of fairness, openness, integrity, accountability and expect the same of those providing services for the agency, or on behalf of the agency. Our key values and principles are set down to ensure that:
- All employment and service delivery policies and practices reflect a positive value for human difference and diversity
- All staff and foster carers are aware of and understand the agency’s commitment to equality of opportunity and their responsibilities in relation to this
- Our workforce has the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide high quality services within a clear framework of anti-discriminatory practice
- Our services are responsive, accessible, sensitive and appropriate to those who need and may benefit from them
Foster carer pre- and post-approval training encourages care provision that respects the ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic background of children and young people who are looked after through our agency. Foster carers are provided with the necessary information, support and training to enable them to provide the best possible care and to promote the heritage of a fostered child or young person.