We’re still here supporting you through your fostering journey
The Coronavirus pandemic has been a source of a lot of uncertainty for everybody over the last few months. It’s caused widespread change for many of us throughout the country and the entire world. We’ve had to adjust the way we work, the way we interact with one another and generally how we live our day to day lives.
With several restrictions being lifted over the country, we want to remind everyone that at Compass Fostering the wellbeing and safeguarding of all our children and young people remains in the centre of everything we do.
It seems that every week our circumstances are changing, but we can tell you that one thing is for certain when it comes to your fostering journey: Compass are still here for you every step of the way.
Thinking about fostering?
There is a national shortage of foster carers and we are continuing to look for foster parents to join the Compass family. The effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on families across the UK is huge, and there are over 60,000 children in foster care in the UK that need a safe and nurturing home.
We have adapted the way we undertake our assessment process to make sure we are looking after and supporting you every step of the way.
- Your local team are still working remotely from home taking calls and are ready to answer any questions you may have over the phone.
- We are happy to email out digital brochures to you for further information.
- We offer the choice to visit your home which can take place digitally (i.e. Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp).
If you’d like to speak to us about fostering, or if you are already a foster parent looking to join the Compass family, please get in touch with us. Your dedicated local team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Already fostering with us?
Compass are following government guidelines carefully and are keeping both foster carers and staff updated with any developments within our service. We are supporting our foster parents through the continuation of weekly catch up calls, use of technology and where face to face visits are unable to happen, the operation of video calls is in place.
Should you have any questions, please contact your Supervising Social Worker or your local office.
The government have put together a page specifically for guidance on vulnerable children and young people during the COVID-19 outbreak.
They have also produced some publications with guidance info, in a range of languages and reading abilities.