Empowering Children In Care

We believe that every child deserves the chance to fulfil their potential and achieve the best!

whatever their background, whatever their path

Alumni Voices

First star helped me find my way. I’m doing travelling, working and I think I’m at the happiest place I've been in a long time. its nice to have people you can go to, to talk about your problems
First star is a place to build a story with people who are in a similar situation to your own. A place to learn life skills, go on fun activities and create everlasting memories.
These people here are not just people on a programme, they are my friend’s, family and, siblings now. I love them with all my heart we’ve been through it all.

Our Impact

First Star Programmes
1 %
In Training or Employment
1 %
Progressing To HE
1 %
Passed GCSEs

Training & Extensive Support

For children in care

     First Star programmes develop and implements a life skills curriculum to ensure children in care are prepared for adulthood. 

      Workshops focus on psycho-social, self-efficacy skills, and include topics such as budgeting, nutrition, healthy relationships, and substance abuse.

      We provide a fulfilling and supportive environment appreciating collaboration and valuing diversity.



Our Programmes

First Star partners with universities to deliver holistic programmes for children in care. Each Programme supports a cohort of 30 Scholars over a 4 year period. Starting with a summer residential at the end of year 9 onto 6 hours of monthly tutoring covering GCSEs, A-levels, life skills, leadership well being & employability 

Our Why

Young people in foster care have increased rates of trauma and struggle to form positive relationships.


They are continuously moved from schools and placements which drastically effects academic & social development.

Risk of Incarceration

Care experience people make up 40% of the adult prison population

Risk of Homelessness

25% of care leavers experience homelessness within the first 2 years of independence.

Find out more – What’s at Stake