Educational Support for Children & Young People in our care
We know that it is not always easy to make the right choices when it comes to education. That is why we have a educational consultant who can help your with any educational matter.
Meet Sabeen, our family Educational Consultant.
Sabeen, our Educational Cosultant is a qualified secondary school teacher with over 10 years’ experience and used to work at a secondary school in Redbridge. She is also an experienced foster carer having been fostering for over 6 years.
Sabeen is available to help you with any educational matter. This could be by assisting you with choosing the right courses, by giving you advice on GCSE/A-Levels, and can help you to build your confidence in your studies. She will also be able to guide you on college choices/apprenticeship opportunities.
Sabeen also holds various workshops on education matter for Children in our care as well as for our Foster Carers.
"The agency regards education as the key to increasing children and young people’s life chances and securing a positive future into adulthood. The agency’s education specialist works closely with the virtual headteacher to advocate for the children and young people’s education and to provide additional expert support where needed. Children and young people make excellent progress in their learning, with two young people being offered places at university"
(Ofsted Report, 2019)
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
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
SSFA has a range Policies and Procedures concerning Social Work Practice, HR and Finance which are used to guide staff and for tendering and commissioning purposes. If any of the issues that are not covered please do contact your supervising social worker or our registered manager who will guide you to the appropriate policy. Shining Stars Fostering Agency Tri-X policies