Local Authority

Shining Stars works closely together with the placing Local Authorities in order to provide the best possible care for the Looked After Children.


“Leaders and managers have developed positive working relationships with placing authorities. Feedback from the commissioners and social workers was exceptionally positive. The agency was described as creative and innovative and ‘always going the extra mile’.” (Ofsted Report)

Carefully selected foster carers

Our foster carers are from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, that can offer suitable placements for unaccompanied minors.

We carefully assess and support our foster carers. Our placement team will respond promptly to any placements requests and make Carers’ individual ‘Pen Picture Profile’ available to assist the local authority in making an informed decision regarding a placement.

Many of our foster carers have been fostering for years, and have experience of caring for a wide range of children such as older teenagers, asylum-seeking minors, parents and babies, siblings, children with complex or special needs etc.

Our foster carers are determined and committed to offer a high standard of care to children and young people.

Our foster carer are well supported, committed and trained to provide the best care to children and young people.

  • Foster placements for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people
  • Foster placements for children of all ages presenting challenging behaviours
  • Foster placements for siblings (at reduced rates)
  • Parent (s) and child (ren) placement
  • Foster placements for children with disabilities
  • Long term/ Short term fostering

Want to know if you can foster?

Find out if you meet the criteria to become one of our foster carers.

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