Interpreting Services for Children & Young People

When Children and Young People migrate to the UK they may find it difficult to communicate in English. Therefore they may require an interpreter to help them communicate with various things.  We support children in our care with this service where and when needed. Our Children Guides are also available in different languages. 

We offer language translation for children and young people who do not speak English but also interpretation service for sign language for a person who is hearing impaired.

hello in different languages in colorful speech bubbles

We offer interpretation services for various langauges to Children and Young People in our care where and when needed. We have mentioned some of the languages that we use frequently on this page but are not limited to these. 


Afghanistan is a multilingual country in which two languages – Dari and Pashto – are both official. Dari is the official name of the variety of Persian language spoken in Afghanistan. Although still widely known as Farsi (فارسی) to its native speakers. Ref.Wikipedia


The Albanian language is spoken by approximately 6 million people in the Balkans, primarily in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece. It has two distinct dialects, Tosk which is spoken in the south, and Gheg spoken in the north. Ref. Wikipedia


The Tigrinya language (also know as Tigrigna) is spoken by Tigrinyas of East Africa who primarily live in modern countries of EritreaEthiopia. Eritrea has nine languages of equal status. There is no official language at the policy level. Ref. Wikipedia


Our Guides for Children and Young People are also available in various of languages. We provide these Guides to you when you first come in our care but if for any reason you haven’t got it, please get in touch with us. 

Click here to find out more about our Guides.

What do Children in our care say?

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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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