Welcoming Children & Young People with a 'Comfort Box'

We would like to make sure you get off to the best start by building trust with you from the very first instant. I hope our ‘Comfort Box’ will help you to feel safer and more secure when entering care and hope it will help you to build relationships and connections with your foster carers and the supervising social worker. It’s very important to us that you feel loved and cared for under any circumstances and that’s what we think our ‘Comfort Box’ will do for you. It can be useful to keep this ‘Comfort’ box, in a handy place, so that when you feel overwhelmingly distressed, you can go to your box and find something that will help you feel better.

What is the purpose of this Comfort Box?

Our ‘Comfort Box’ is a welcome box and is our commitment to show our Children and Young Poeple that we do care about their health and wellbeing and give them a sencse of feeling loved, as some they may have never felt this in their lives before. 


What if I have a problem or I am sad?

If you are worried, frightened or sad you must tell someone. There are lots of ways  you can tell people and lots of people you can tell about what ever is bothering you.

You can tell adults you trust

Foster Carer

Your Social Worker

Supervising Social Worker

Family or Friend


Children/Young People Helplines

Ofsted 0300 123 1231 

Childline 0800 1111

Commissioner for Children
020 7783 8330

Complaints Officer at Local Authority

Are you in immediate danger?

If you or a friend is in immediate danger or need urgent help, call 999

Shining Stars Fostering is available 24/7 for you. Feel free to contact us on 020 8263 6260

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