At Compass we offer specialist training and support for our foster carers who offer their home and time to look after a child with special needs or a disability. We provide care for children with disabilities including physical disabilities, learning difficulties and complex health needs (including autism and ADHD).
Finding the appropriate foster home for any child can be a challenge. We understand that this can be even greater when making arrangements for a child with a disability. Therefore, finding the right carer with the appropriate skills and experience is key to both a successful placement and ensuring the best possible outcomes for the child.
Foster carers look after children with disabilities, including physical and learning difficulties and complex health needs. They then provide them with the support they need and encourage them to become part of both the Compass Community and to be integrated into the wider world. Children are matched with carers who have or will be given the appropriate specialist training in order to help them meet these needs.
We spoke to our foster carer Grace about her experiences looking after her foster son with special needs.
We expertly support our carers
We offer our carers all the training and supervision they need for fostering a disabled child with complex needs. We always want to hear from people who are considering becoming a foster carer for disabled children, or from our current approved carers who feel they have the skills and experience to care for disabled children and young people.