Our Bolton office is part of Compass Fostering North, one of the leading national fostering agencies in Bolton. 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, particularly in the north. That’s why we have an office in Bolton, with Supervising Social Workers throughout Greater Manchester to support our carers.
If you’re interested in fostering in Bolton, or fostering in the North of England, our Bolton office 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
160 St Georges Road,
You can call us on
For fostering enquiries: 0800 566 8317
For office specific enquiries: 01204 399 514
Bolton 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 allowance here.
Training & Support
We run regular ongoing training and support groups for foster carers, and those who would like to learn more, at eight venues across the North.
Make a success fostering in Bolton and North England
If you’d like to learn more, 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.