About Compass

Why Choose Compass Fostering? Because we are here to support you at every turn.

Compass Fostering is a leading UK independent fostering agency, first established in 1996.

“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.” – Foster carer

If you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent, you may be wondering what fostering service you’d like to start your journey with. There’s of lots of choice, plenty of information and a lot of your time will be dedicated to choosing the best option for you.

So, why Compass Fostering? We’re more informative, we’re more responsive and more supportive. From the moment you make contact with us, we’ll be there to take you through everything you want to know step by step. We won’t stop there, we’ll be with you throughout your caring career, helping to support you be best foster parent you can be.

With us, you’ll be joining a team of professionals. Our CEO, Bernie Gibson has dedicated her career to the social care sector, she began her journey as a Residential Support Worker and later went on to become a Child Protection Social Worker. Here she developed her knowledge and skills in safeguarding children and making sure that every decision revolves around them. She knows what it takes to put a child’s needs front and centre of everything she does, and this is carried through to everything everybody in our organisation does, too.

What about our carers?

We give our foster parents the opportunity to build a career in fostering through training, mentoring, involvement in local support groups and recruiting other carers. Our aim is always to improve your fostering skills so that you are able to offer the best quality of care to the children and young people you look after.

We know that raising children doesn’t come cheap, so that’s why we pay our foster carers a generous fostering allowance. This is to help you with the day to day costs of looking after a child as well as your professional fostering fee.

To us, every foster carer is as unique as the children you look after. That’s why we take the time to really get to know our carers and support you in all kinds of practical ways.


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