The REACH approach is more than just a training programme, it is a whole approach to childcare.
The aim is to be optimistic and to assist those entering the Compass Community to believe that change is possible. It emphasises the immense importance of building trusting relationships with children/young people as being at the heart of childcare. This ethos is now embedded across all of our services within Compass Community and is the foundation of our entire training programme.
Compass Community Learning & Development team provide a vast range of learning opportunities for all staff members and foster carers.
All Compass staff will have the opportunity for development that will be relevant to their role and is bespoke to meet the needs of the organisation and its specific goals.
At Compass Children’s Homes, all new staff have an extensive induction program before starting in their new role. There is, in addition, specialised training on specific aspects of our work for example working with children with PSB.
We continuously strive to improve staff development; creating the Compass OCR Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare. This is a nationally recognised, 24 month programme that commences on Day 1 of employment and every training course attended contributes towards the Diploma. On completion of the training, a Level 3 accredited Diploma is awarded. We believe that this qualification, alongside the extensive induction and annual training plan can only enhance the quality of the service we provide to our children, developing the attitude, skills and knowledge of our staff teams.