The mission of Compass is to create healthier lives and safer communities
We achieve our mission through the delivery of effective prevention, early intervention, targeted and specialist services that build resilience and guide children, young people and adults away from risk and towards greater health and wellbeing.
The priorities for Compass in our work with families, communities and partner agencies are to:
Provide accessible, person-centred and flexible responses that meet the needs of diverse communities and reduce health inequalities
Provide age appropriate public health promotion, prevention and early engagement services to identify additional needs and deliver progressive interventions in the right place and at the right time
Focus on the whole person by providing holistic personalised care that builds upon individual strengths and talents
Provide effective specialist treatment interventions for children, young people and adults engaged in risky behaviour, creating opportunities for sustainable recovery and reintegration for everyone;
Work in partnership with families and communities to support prevention, recovery and reintegration;
Work with partners to develop effective integrated prevention, early intervention and treatment systems from birth to old age.
The Compass vision is to be the best in all that we do, by bringing the maximum benefit to the people we work with. Our aim is that in every Compass service we deliver consistently safe, effective, and high quality person centred care so that we can meet our ambition of helping each person to lead a healthy, safe and productive life.
Being the best also means maximising our impact for other key stakeholders:
Commissioners: Reliably meeting objectives and working collaboratively to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the wider systems in which we operate;
Communities: Understanding and responding to local needs creatively and flexibly in order to maximise health and social gains;
Our staff: Enabling and empowering our workforce to innovate and to improve the outcomes for our service users.
We pursue our mission and vision by holding true to a guiding set of values:
Integrity: maintaining an unstinting commitment to honesty and openness in all our activities;
Valuing each individual: respecting the needs of each person and helping them gain greater control over their life;
Being solution focused: responding quickly and flexibly to current and emerging needs;
Being consistent and reliable: always delivering on our commitments.
At Compass, safeguarding is our top priority. We are committed to protecting adults at risk and children and young people from abuse or neglect. Safeguarding is everybody’s business and doing nothing is not an option. We believe that everyone has a right to live and receive services in an environment free from prejudice and safe from exploitation or abuse.
Our service users receive a holistic assessment and we work cooperatively with other agencies to ensure that any risks of harm identified to children, young people and adults are acknowledged and responded to in a professional and timely manner and that those affected can access the support and services they need. We employ a child and person-centred approach in accordance with Working Together 2015 and the Care Act 2014.
Compass follows Safer Recruitment processes and all staff and volunteers complete mandatory safeguarding training during their induction. They are required to follow our comprehensive suite of Safeguarding Policy, procedures and guidance and receive training at a level appropriate to their role, which is refreshed and updated at regular intervals.
We continue to ensure that our Safeguarding Policy and practice are informed by national guidance and follow Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Adults Boards’ guidance and requirements within our services.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jane Hughes, Operations Director Specialist Services.
As a registered charity, Compass are required to share their audited accounts from previous years. Please see here: