Greater London Fostering With Compass

Compass is one of the leading London fostering agencies

London needs more foster carers than anywhere else in the UK. That’s why Compass Fostering covers more of London’s key boroughs, with local offices to support:

  • Fostering in Brixton and South & East London
  • Fostering in Hornchurch and North & East London

Find your nearest Compass Fostering London office

If you’d like to know more about fostering children in London, your local office is a great place to start. In London, you’ll find Compass Fostering offices in:

Compass London is one of the leading independent fostering agencies in London, with years of experience in ensuring our carers receive all the support they need. 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.

Our last Ofsted inspection was conducted in January 2022, with an overall rating of ‘Good’. The report commented that “Foster carers describe the support they receive as being reliable and dependable, with some saying the agency is ‘first class’”.

If you are from a Local Authority, and want to discuss a fostering placement in the London region, please call: 0207 737 7333

Fostering allowance London

We recognise that looking after a child or young person has financial implications which is why as a Compass foster carer you are paid a weekly fostering allowance. This is made up of a professional cost of caring fee for yourself and also a day to day living allowance for the child or young person.

There are a number of different factors which contribute to how much foster carers are paid per week, such as the type of placement you take or how many children you are able to care for. Compass average payments of £370 for every child per week living in your home. You can learn more about London fostering payments here.

There are also ways to earn additional payments with Compass, such as by becoming an ambassador or writing blogs to go on our website.

Fostering Information Events

Learn more about foster care and whether it’s right for you with out live, digital fostering information events.
Upcoming Events

Fostering Information Live Q&A

Fostering Information Live Q&A

Compass Fostering are running a Live Zoom Q&A session for you to learn more about Fostering and have all your Fostering questions answered.Read More »
Fostering Information Live Q&A

Fostering Information Live Q&A

Compass Fostering are running a Live Zoom Q&A session for you to learn more about Fostering and have all your Fostering questions answered.Read More »
Fostering Information Live Q&A

Fostering Information Live Q&A

Compass Fostering are running a Live Zoom Q&A session for you to learn more about Fostering and have all your Fostering questions answered.Read More »
Fostering Information Live Q&A

Fostering Information Live Q&A

Compass Fostering are running a Live Zoom Q&A session for you to learn more about Fostering and have all your Fostering questions answered.Read More »
Fostering Information Live Q&A

Fostering Information Live Q&A

Compass Fostering are running a Live Zoom Q&A session for you to learn more about Fostering and have all your Fostering questions answered.Read More »

Training & Support Groups

We run regular training and support sessions for foster carers, and those who would like to learn more, at five venues across London:
• Brixton • Hornchurch • Leyton • Croydon

Your Senior London Team

Meet the key members of our team dedicated to ensuring our carers are supported at all times:

Sally Lyst - Head of Fostering for Compass Fostering London

Sally Lyst

Head of Fostering

Hannah Hassan - Operations Manager for Compass Fostering London

Hannah Hassan

Operations Manager

Sandra McVann - Operations Manager for Compass Fostering London

Sandra McVann

Operations Manager

Sharon Daley - Operations Manager for Compass Fostering London

Sharon Daley

Operations Manager

Make a success of fostering in London

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a foster parent, just complete the form on this page. You’ll then get a full digital brochure, containing everything you need to start your successful fostering journey with Compass. If you’re ready to proceed with the process then we will arrange for a Social Worker to visit your home to discuss this in more detail.


Request Your Digital Brochure