Our Ethos

Compass are on a mission to make a lasting and lifelong difference to children’s lives. We aim to provide a positive childhood for every young person in our care.

Each of our Compass services work with fairness, openness, integrity, and accountability, and we expect that from other professionals that we work with too.

We believe it is key to adopt the belief that people are fundamentally good and that unconditional positive regard is the most powerful mechanism for change. Our underpinning philosophy, that all people are doing the best they can to be the best they can be within their own frame of reference, is highlighted within all our support systems and training sessions.

Through our fostering, residential, and educational placements, our child-centred approach empowers children and families to access a safe and fulfilling future. Attention to detail, outstanding therapeutic programmes, and specialist training for our carers and staff support our aim of improving the self-esteem, confidence, life chances, achievements, and placement stability of every young person in our care.

Compass wishes to be an employer that reflects the communities in which we live, and to provide positive role models that reflect the diversity of the young people we care for.

We have a comprehensive Safer Recruitment Policy and Equality and Diversity Policy. Inclusivity is being considered throughout the development of our new recruitment system, Compass Candidates. This involves removing protected characteristics data before shortlisting is undertaken, to minimise unconscious bias.

Above all, we aim to ensure that all employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organisation, that they are expected to share both internally and externally within every relationship.

You can read more about our G.R.A.C.E group or our sustainability commitment via the links below.