Fostering Question 9

Will children have contact with their birth family?

It is important that children remain in contact with their birth families unless the placing authority or the court thinks this is not in the best interests of the child.  Foster carers, as part of the fostering service, have a duty to promote contact between a fostered child, their parents, relatives and friends unless this is not practicable to do so or compromises their welfare. Each contact arrangement will be based on the child’s individual needs; it may require the contact to take place at an agreed venue and may be supervised by an appropriate adult.

Why Compass Fostering?

With us, you’ll be joining a team of professionals. We give carers the opportunity to build a career in fostering through training, mentoring, involvement in local support groups, recruiting other carers and developing a host of skills that enhance your expertise as a foster carer.

Our foster carers receive extensive support, generous allowances and everything they need to help children and young people find emotional stability and security. We know that while fostering is often highly rewarding, it can also be challenging at times: this is why we constantly look at new and innovative ways of supporting our carer families to minimise any challenges and support the placement.

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