Support Services

Panel Member

South - Compass Fostering

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Location: Rustington

Salary: £40 p/h

Hours: Flexible, usually Wednesdays

Compass Fostering are looking to add to their Foster Care Panel. We are looking to recruit Panel Members to attend our meetings at our office in Rustington.

The fostering panel provides independent oversight of the recruitment, assessment and review of foster carer’s and makes reasoned decisions on their suitability to foster.

Applicants should have experience either professionally, personally or both, of the placement of children in adoptive or foster families, or of children being cared for away from their birth family.

We are ideally looking for:

  • Someone from a medical or health background
  • Someone from an education background
  • Someone with recent experience of fostering children
  • Someone who has personal experience of being a looked after child
  • Someone who has experience in child/adult care
  • Someone from BAME/ LGBTQ communities

Good listening and communication skills are essential along with the ability to make an assessment based on the written and oral information presented to the panel in order to discuss and make decisions in a balanced and informed manner.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

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