Shining Stars News & Updates

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Shining Stars Fostering News & Updates

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Covid rules: What are the new coronavirus restrictions?

Source: BBC News Latest update on new restrictions    A series of new restrictions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus in England have been announced by Prime Minister […]

20/08/2020 – Changes to restrictions

20th Aug 2020 Update| Changes in restrictions From 15 August, the following businesses can reopen and activities can resume provided they follow the Covid-19 Secure guidelines: casinos skating rinks bowling […]

Fostering Allowance

FOSTERING ALLOWANCE In this post, we will talk about fostering allowances and why they are paid. Firstly, Shining Stars’ foster carers receive a generous weekly allowance starting from £425.00/week. However, […]

Update 5th July: Lockdown ease | New measures

Lockdown ease | New measures Many aspects of the coronavirus lockdown have eased in England.  Distancing guidelines From Saturday (4th July)  the 2m (6ft) social distancing guidance changed in England to […]

Face Covering on Public Transport

Face Covering on Public Transport From Monday 15 June, anyone travelling on public transport in England should wear a face covering – to help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. The government […]

10th June Lockdown measures eased

10th June | Lockdown measures eased in UK England:  People can already meet outside in groups of up to six people from different households. Households containing one person, or one […]

We need more Foster Carers (COVID-19)

Could You Foster? We are recruiting Foster Carers. We need more Foster Carers to help the most vulnerable Children (COVID-19) Do you enjoy working with children and can offer them […]

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Seize the moment and be happy

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Seize the moment and be happy 🙂 Eid-ul-Fitr is  the Muslim festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This year, the occasion is affected […]

Update on lockdown: A ‘Conditional Plan’

“We must stay alert. We must continue to control the virus and save lives. Boris Johnson: “We are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures”. The PM added: “This […]

Fire safety at home during lockdown

Fire safety while being at home due to the lockdown and during  Ramadan.  While most of us are spending more time at home than previously, therefore it is more important […]

Ramadan during lockdown (Covid-19)

The holy month of Ramadan has started, and we would like to send our very best wishes to all our Muslim Foster Carers and their families, who will be observing […]

Coronavirus: UK lockdown extended

Coronavirus: UK lockdown extended for ‘at least’ three weeks Lockdown restrictions in the UK will continue for “at least” another three weeks as it tackles the coronavirus outbreak, Dominic Raab […]

Covid-19 (Cornavirus) – Stay Home!

UK Government Advice on Cornavirus – Update 24th March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work […]

Covid-19 (Cornavirus)

13 March 2020 –  Update on Cornavirus Advice There is an update on advice about Coronavirus after the Government statements yesterday, 12th March 2020. It recommends staying at home […]

Advice on Coronavirus in different Languages

Advice Coronavirus in different languages ‘Doctors of the World’ are really pleased to be able to share with you Coronavirus (Covid 19) guidance for patients in different languages.  The guidance […]

For kids: About Cornavirus

Kids-friendly advice around Coronavirus  First of all you don’t need to panic. News of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers […]

Outstanding by Ofsted

Shining Stars Fostering received top grades from Ofsted We are an Ofsted “Outstanding” Fostering Agency in all the evaluation criteria: The overall experiences and progress of children and young people […]

Shining Stars ‘Comfort Box’ 

Shining Stars ‘Comfort Box’ The Shining Stars’ ‘Comfort Box’ (welcome box)  is one of the many other new things that we have recently introduced for Children and Young People who […]

Safeguarding Toolkit

Safeguarding Toolkit Shining Stars Fostering Agency (SSFA) is pleased about the launch of their Safeguarding Toolkit. The toolkit has been designed for looked after children in consultation with children and […]

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