My name is Rukhshanda Jabeen and I am very excited to be joining the Shining Stars Fostering team as a Senior Assessment and Recruitment Social Worker! I qualified as a Social Worker in 2007 in Scotland (where I am from) and since then, I have worked in various social work roles in frontline, Child protection, assessment and fostering teams. I was also an approved foster carer for 5 years which has been a very humbling and rewarding experience, providing me with a good insight into the dynamics and challenges faced by foster carers in ensuring children are safe and well cared for.
I live in Thurrock, Essex with my husband Abu and my two children Khadijah (10) and Ayeshah (6) and our pet cat called Lucky-Alex who is always up to some funny antics. When not at work, I enjoy running and climbing mountains and have set myself a mighty target to complete the 3 peaks challenge in August 2023 for charity!
I look forward to my new work role with shining Stars