Encouraging esteem through enriched experiences: Compass Children's Services

Source:
SCIE Social Care Online
Publisher:
OFSTED
Publication date:
01 January 2014

Abstract

A practice example which outlines how Compass Children’s Services, an independent fostering agency, works to improve the education of children looked after in their care. Compass foster carers receive training that includes a focus on their role in ensuring children in their care receive the best educational outcomes. Some foster carers also receive training to become experiential educators. This if with the specific aim of providing education to any child or young person placed with Compass Children’s Services who does not have a full-time education placement. Within CCE, the provision of experiential education is proving to be highly effective. Experiential educators are Compass foster carers with a particular skill or interest in education, trained and supported by the fostering agency to provide educational experiences and activities.