Fostering in Essex With Compass

Learn more about our Felsted office

Our Felsted office is part of Compass Fostering East, one of the leading independent fostering agencies in Essex. We know how hard our foster parents work and we value the amazing commitment they are making when they become a foster carer.

There is a shortage of foster carers in England. That’s why we have an office in Felsted, with Supervising Social Workers throughout Essex to support our carers. Key areas for us are Brentwood, Basildon, Billericay, Braintree Rayleigh, Wickford, Clacton-On-Sea, Grays, Saffron Waldon Chelmsford, Colchester, Felsted, Harlow, and Southend-on-Sea.

If you’re interested in fostering in Essex, or the East of England, Compass Fostering Felsted is here to help. We’re open 9-5 Monday to Friday. If you need to speak to somebody, we have an out of hours service available at all times.

You’ll find us at

Exhibit House
Dunmow Road

Get directions

You can call us on

For fostering enquiries: 0800 566 8317

For office specific enquiries: 01371 820 600

Essex fostering allowance

We recognise that looking after a child or young person has financial implications which is why as a foster carer you are paid a weekly fostering allowance which is made up of a professional fee for yourself and also a day to day living allowance for the child. There are a number of different factors which contribute to how much foster carers are paid per week. Compass average payments of £370 for every child per week living in your home. You can learn more about fostering fees here.

Training & Support

We aim to make continuous improvements for the children and young people we support all over the UK, along with our passionate foster carers. We run regular training and support groups for foster carers, and those who would like to learn more, several venues across Essex.

Make a success fostering in Felsted

If you’d like to learn more about Essex foster care, just complete the form on this page to receive a full info pack, containing everything you need to start your successful fostering journey with Compass.

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