Why Is Foster Care Required?

You may have heard about fostering through television programmes or from your friends who are fostering children – you may even know children or young people who are living with foster carers or who are part of a fostering family.

Fostering is a way of providing looked after children and young people with a caring and nurturing environment, during a period where their own family is unable to look after them. This is often only a temporary arrangement, and many fostered children return to their birth families once the problems that caused them to come into foster care have been sorted out. Sometimes however, they may stay living with their foster family for many years as it is the best place for them to be.

Whether you’re new to fostering or an experienced carer, we’ll provide you with all the support and training you will require to help change a young person’s life.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Every child is different – and so is every foster carer. Children’s needs vary greatly and at Compass we understand that yours do, too. As an independent fostering agency, our foster carers come from many different backgrounds and circumstances. The one thing they all have in common is knowing that giving a child the stability and warmth of family life is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

When you join Compass Fostering, you become part of a welcoming, supportive community of professionals. From the minute you make contact, our experienced team will listen to you and support you and your family every step of the way. Each Compass Fostering foster carer has 24/7 support from local staff who get to know you, your family and the young people you are looking after.

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