Our Mission

Support, every step of the way. From your initial enquiry through to your first foster child, and beyond.

As a child-centred fostering agency, our goal is simple: providing outstanding care to children and young people.

We want to support our children and young people in building meaningful relationships with our foster carers, helping them establish trust and develop their self-esteem. Our therapeutic approach to fostering means we place the needs of our children at the heart of every decision we make, providing holistic support that ensures they can secure positive, fulfilling futures.

Our Ethos

We exist to make lasting and lifelong differences in children’s lives.

  • Each of our services work with fairness, openness, integrity, and accountability, and we expect that from other professionals that we work with too.

    We believe it is key to adopt the belief that people are fundamentally good and that unconditional positive regard is the most powerful mechanism for change. Our underpinning philosophy, that all people are doing the best they can to be the best they can be within their own frame of reference, is highlighted within all our support systems and training sessions.

  • Through our fostering, residential, and educational placements, our child-centred approach empowers children and families to access a safe and fulfilling future.

    Attention to detail, outstanding therapeutic programmes, and specialist training for our carers and staff support our aim of improving the self-esteem, confidence, life chances, achievements, and placement stability of every young person in our care.

  • Compass wishes to be an employer that reflects the communities in which we live, and to provide positive role models that reflect the diversity of the young people we care for.

    We have a comprehensive Safer Recruitment Policy and Equality and Diversity Policy. Inclusivity is being considered throughout the development of our new recruitment system, Compass Candidates. This involves removing protected characteristics data before shortlisting is undertaken, to minimise unconscious bias.

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Our Process

At Compass Fostering, we aim for a personal approach. We take the time to really get to know you, establishing a strong relationship with you and your family to ensure you receive tailored support that meets your individual needs. Read our simple 6-step process to becoming a foster parent.


Becoming a foster carer is an incredibly fulfilling experience, but it is also a significant commitment. To recognise their hard work, foster parents receive regular fostering allowance payments. Read our ultimate guide to fostering allowances to learn more.

I am really happy with Compass; they are very supportive and caring. My supervising social worker is excellent and a credit to Compass – she, among others, is one reason I wouldn’t leave the agency.

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Your fostering journey with us begins with a conversation. Start your journey today.

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