Fostering in Cardiff

Could you change the life of a child in Cardiff? Become a foster parent with Compass and we will support you every step of the way.

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There is currently an urgent need for more foster carers in Cardiff. Located in our Compass Fostering Wales region, we are one of the leading independent fostering agencies in Cardiff, providing high-quality support and training for all our foster carers.

Fostering a child is one of the most rewarding, life-changing things an individual can do. As a foster carer with Compass, you’d be helping to give our children and young people the childhood they deserve.

Your Local Fostering Agency

If you’re interested in fostering in Cardiff, your local office is here to help. Your local office is a hub for all things Compass Fostering in Cardiff, organising training, support groups, coffee mornings and much more.

Your local team will be happy to answer any questions you have, supporting you throughout the fostering assessment process and your journey with us. We’re open 9-5 Monday to Friday and will always be happy to see you! If you need to speak to somebody, we have an out of hours service available at all times.

Neil and Julie are two of our foster carers from Wales, and you can read their story here.

Find Your Local Office

Unit 6 Norbury House
Norbury Road

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Contact Your Local Office

[email protected]
02920 782 912

Why choose Compass Fostering?

We’re big enough to support, small enough to care

How we care for our foster carers

More Supportive

We are here to support you at every turn. We take the time to get to really know our carers, offering them bespoke, 24/7 wrap-around support, dedicated social workers, regular support groups and a generous fostering allowance that values and recognises their skills.

Speedy responces to carers

More Responsive

Foster carers with Compass join a welcoming and supportive community of professionals. From the minute you make contact, our experienced team will listen to you and answer any questions you may have. With Compass, there’s always someone to talk to.

More Informative

We believe in enriching our carers with the skills and knowledge to really make a difference to children’s lives. With Compass, you’ll benefit from high-quality, therapeutic training specially tailored to you and your learning and development as a foster carer.


Becoming a foster carer is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Yes, it can be quite challenging at times - but the help and support I receive from Compass is endless. No regrets, best decision ever and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Sarah, Compass Foster Carer

Cardiff Fostering Payments

We recognise that looking after a child or young person has various financial implications. Our foster carers recieve a generous weekly allowance which is made up of both a professional fee (for you), and a day living allowance for the foster child in your care.

We average payments of £370 per week for every child living in your home, which far exceeds national minimum standards.

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Become a Foster Carer in Cardiff With Compass

Children and young people are desperately in need of fostering in Cardiff. At Compass Fostering, we’re dedicated to providing therapeutic, child-centred care for all our young people. We think all children and young people deserve a stable, safe, and loving home to grow up in.

If you’re interested in changing the life of a vulnerable child, request your free digital information pack to find out more about fostering with us.

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Hear From Our Foster Carers


“My journey to becoming a foster carer started late. I’d thought about it for years, then took early retirement. I now care for a lovely little 7-year-old boy; we get on like we’ve always been together!”

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Mark & Nick

“We really enjoy our fostering life. Having seen the children grow from strength to strength and achieve awards for everything they put their minds to is reward enough for us.”

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“Since fostering, our birth children have revisited their early childhoods with fresh eyes and fresh enjoyment. Helping our foster child has allowed them to be children again.”

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