Advice & Guides

Application Step One: Your Initial Enquiry

Your first step to becoming a Compass foster carer will be to get in touch with your enquiry local team
Getting in Touch
From the moment you make first contact with us, we’ll be there to give you support and guidance every step of the way.

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to fostering. Who can be a foster carer? How to apply to be a foster carer? What kind of commitment is involved? How much do the allowances add up to? How long does a typical placement last?

There’s lots of ways you can speak to us:


By Phone

You’ll likely have a lot of foster care questions, so you can give us a ring on 0800 566 8317 to discuss them. Our friendly local recruitment team are fostering experts, so will be on hand to talk you through your enquiry and what the next steps are.

Through Our Website

If you’re just wanting to learn a little more about fostering, you can fill out our “request a digital brochure” form and we’ll send you one instantly.

If you’re ready to start the process, fill out our “Enquiry” form with a few more details.

From the first time you get in touch with Compass Fostering, you’ll notice something different – we get back to you more quickly, with the answers you’re after.

On socials

We have a dedicated team running our social media pages ready to answer your questions. Pop us a comment or message on our Facebook or Twitter and we’ll get back to you quickly.

What’s the Next Step to Fostering?

Once you’ve spoken to us the next steps and you feel ready to begin your fostering application, we can go through a foster care application form with you, then arrange a home visit with your local Social Worker. For more information on how to become a foster parent, feel free to read our comprehensive guide.

Become a Foster Parent

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

About Compass

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Request a Brochure

Learn all there is to know about foster care and the benefits of joining Compass.