Specialist Fostering Placements

Compass have Specialist Foster Carers across England and Wales

Compass have Specialist Foster Carers across England and Wales: Specialist Fostering Placements

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

We equip and train our carers to support children through the process of applying for permission to stay in the UK, and possibly to prepare for return. Our carers understand the particular emotional, practical, language and cultural needs of a child in this situation.

Parent and Child

We match carers who are available to provide the full supervision required, typically with no other looked after children alongside. We offer placements for one or both parents with their baby. Our carers provide the best opportunity for parent/s to develop their parenting skills and provide comprehensive recordings for assessment and court proceedings.

Therapeutic Placements

We responded to the demand from local authorities for placements for children with significant attachment difficulties with our Therapeutic Placement Service. Observable differences between standard and therapeutic placements are clear for local authorities. Our carers have therapeutic care training with follow up weekly consultations with an attachment worker, in addition to supervision. Children are linked weekly with a child support worker and our specialist Education service provide support and consultation to the team around the child.

Staying Put Arrangements

We support our local authorities to continue to offer young people opportunity to stay with their foster carers after becoming 18. Carers choosing to provide Staying Put placement within Compass arrangements are given ongoing support and training to help young people maximise their full potential for independence and best opportunities for education, employment or training.


We provide placements for children with disabilities including physical disabilities, learning difficulties and complex health needs.

We match children with carers who have appropriate specialist training and experience to best meet the child’s needs.

Stepping Down – (PSB & EBD)

We provide placements for children assessed as ready to move on from residential care to family placements. We are experienced in facilitating planned transitions for children within Compass Chidlren’s Homes to move onto Compass Fostering placements with positive outcomes.

Problematic Sexualised Behaviour – Family Placement

We responded to Local Authorities’ demand for provision of foster placements for children with problematic sexualised behaviour by joining with Mentor Forensic Services to develop a multi-systemic therapeutic assessment, intervention and risk management programme for children to understand their behaviour and increase foster carers’ skills and strategies to enable young person to manage their behaviour.