What is a Children’s Home?

The standard definition of a children’s home is;

“a public institution for the care and protection of children whose parents can no longer care for them.”

So, what makes a Compass home different?

A Compass Children’s Home is exactly that; a home.

A home where our brilliant teams provide substitute parenting for children and young people who experience a range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. A home where we find out how a child would like their bedroom decorated before they arrive. A home where we encourage our children to get involved in activities, a home in which we learn, listen, guide and care. A home where our children feel safe and secure.

Our Ofsted rated “Good” & “Outstanding” homes put emphasis on individual-ised care, at Compass we do not subscribe to a single theoretical or therapeutic model, but looks instead at each child and their needs. We look at it as if a child or young person may come to us with an empty tool box, and we provide them the tools they will need for everyday life.