Compass Fostering were delighted to announce the opening of their new Regional Office in Felsted Essex recently. The new office allows Compass Fostering to enhance its local delivery across the East of England.
As a well-established Independent Fostering Agency, Compass Fostering is a national provider of both Fostering and Residential provision.
Paul Kent is the Head of Fostering for the East at the new Felsted Office. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the role with 28 years’ service working within children’s services for Local Authorities (including 14 years in Norfolk) and seven years working within the private fostering sector in the East of England.
Compass staff were excited about the opportunity for increasing the carer capacity across the region, with a focus on Norfolk and Suffolk where demand for local foster placements remains high.
With local staff, carers, support groups, training and events, the organisation is keen to further develop an experienced foster carer pool to meet the needs of local children and their families.
Developing specialist provision with experienced carers is an area Paul has a proven track record in and he has ambitions to achieve this across the East of England.
Compass Fostering provides carers with therapeutic support through its association with Dr Tine Rae, and has an education department which assists the workforce with the required support and guidance in ensuring children and young people reach their potential.
Compass Fostering has recently recruited five new staff members, several (such as Paul Allum and Tessa Kirby) who have local connections to Norfolk, as part of the plan to establish a larger local presence.