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Modern Slavery is closer than you think!

Modern Slavery and Child Trafficking Modern slavery is happening in the UK today and it is closer than we think, but the crime can be difficult to spot and can […]

Shining Stars Fostering’s Safeguarding Week starts 26th April 2021

Shining Stars Fostering’s Safeguarding Week starts 26th April 2021 Shining Stars Fostering Agency’s Safeguarding Week starts today, 26th April 2021. Safeguarding children is always our key priority at every step […]

England lockdown ease: Stage 2

What are the rules in England? Source: BBC NEWS More businesses can now open as part of Stage two easing of lockdown rules. Outside, six people or two households can meet […]

RAMADAN KAREEM 2021

RAMADAN KAREEM 2021 Ramadan Mubarak! Wishing you a blessed festive season! May this Ramadan bring endless moments of joy and happiness in your life. Happy Ramadan! From Shining Stars Fostering […]

England lockdown: Countdown to freedom!

England lockdown: Countdown to freedom  Some rules have already been eased from 29th March 2021 but more ease expected from the 12th April 2021.  Source: BBC NEWS Published 4 days […]

Shining Stars Fostering #CEADay21

National child exploitation awareness (CEA) day 18/03/2021 National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse […]

Changing lives through reading – World Book Day

  WORLD BOOK DAY – 4th March 2021 Changing lives through a love of books and shared reading. In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, will be different. […]

What’s the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

What’s the roadmap for lifting lockdown? SOURCE: BBC NEWS  Coronavirus pandemic A “roadmap” for easing Covid restrictions in England has been announced. After the first stage in March, further lifting […]

Foster carers are being offered vaccinations as social care workers

Please be informed that foster carers are being offered vaccinations as social care workers. The government has recently extended the list of professionals included as social care workers and this […]

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid lockdown eye strain

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid lockdown eye strain BBC NEWS by David Brown Millions of people are using screens more than ever before. Many who are working or studying from […]

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online BBC NEWS The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown. While primary […]

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through the winter

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through the winter By David BrownBBC News The last few months have been awful for so many people, with millions dealing with grief, stress, […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Covid – Change in Christmas rules: What are the new tiers and lockdown rules?

Covid: What are the new tiers and lockdown rules? Source: BBC NEWS A new, tougher fourth tier of coronavirus restrictions for London and much of south-east England has come into […]

Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see?

By Eleanor LawrieBBC News Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see? At Christmas, coronavirus restrictions will be eased to allow people to mix with a slightly wider circle […]

Covid-19: PM sets out ‘tougher’ post-lockdown tiers for England

PM sets out ‘tougher’ post-lockdown tiers for England Gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen when lockdown ends next month, the prime minister […]

Coronavirus: How to be happier while working from home

By David BrownBBC News Millions of people need a home office for the first time. Some have perched at kitchen tables or made do with a laptop on the sofa […]

Let’s stand up against bullying and promote kindness!

United Against Bullying: Anti-Bullying Week from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020. Let’s stand up against bullying and promote kindness! How can we encourage kindness?  Idea: Each day will […]

Children in care ‘failed’ while some providers ‘make millions’

Children in care ‘failed’ while some providers ‘make millions’ By Judith Burns BBC News The most vulnerable children are being “failed by the state” and a broken residential care system, […]

Road Safety Week runs from 16th to 22nd November

Road Safety Week runs from 16th to 22nd November Road Safety Week runs from November 16th to November 22nd. The week, organised by ‘Brake’, a road safety charity, is an […]

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