Welcome to Team Shine. We are based at 109 George Lane, South Woodford, E18 1AN

Khushbir Green
Director/ Responsible Individual

Khushbir-Green-Shine-FosteringKhushbir Green has been a qualified social worker since 1992, Khush, (to all who know her) also holds an M.A. in Communications and Culture. Khush has many years of experience in working as a social worker for various local authorities and has 14 years experience of managing a fostering agency.

“My passion is the world of fostering and seeing all children achieve their full potential. Creativity and Compassion I believe are key to being part of Shine Fostering”

“ At Shine we truly believe that the service you receive will be a friendly and positive experience.”

Linda Helliar
Social Work Practitioner and Senior Manager


I am a highly experienced social work practitioner and senior manager with a strong operational and strategic understanding of safeguarding children and young people and of risk management.

With over 20 years’ statutory experience in the protection of vulnerable children and young people living in some of the most deprived and challenged London boroughs, I am passionate about the difference that stable, effective, foster placements can make to successful outcomes for children and young people. Being the Agency Decision maker at SHINE enables me to be part of a skilled and dedicated team.

Beverley Miller
Registered Manager

beverley-miller-shine-fostering“Hello I’m Beverley, I have worked with a number of successful teams family placement teams for the past twenty years. I was awarded the Diploma and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work in 1985 and some years later a Masters in Sociology. I have also undertaken Coaching and mentoring training and Leadership and Management qualifications with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

I am described by others as an enthusiastic and dedicated professional. I describe myself as a supportive calm person, and solution focused which are key some features reflected in the culture and ethos of Shine Fostering Agency.

The Shine Fostering Team is a hardworking and vibrant team passionate about children and committed to creative ways of working to sustain stable family homes and ultimately achieve the best outcomes for our children and young adults of the future”.

Education Coordinator

Hi, my name is Suky and I am the Education Coordinator for Shine. I am a qualified teacher and my teaching background has involved working with learners in schools, colleges and Learning Support teams.

Nationally, children in care continue to underperform in their education. Shine is working on changing this statistic for our children and what is so exciting about my role is that it directly involves making that change by offering 1:1 support which is either based at our office or a venue agreed by the young person. I attend PEP meetings, liaise with teachers and Safe Guarding Officers at schools and colleges. In addition, I coordinate training for staff and our foster carers.

At Shine we know that our involvement in individual support for our foster children does make a difference in their engagement and achievement in education. And of course it’s not all about education because the social aspect is just as valuable and at Shine we have great fun in organising trips and events for our young people- as a team we have a vested interest in our children and we have some wonderful memories of our time with our young people- we want to continue building those memories at Shine!

Accounting Officer

johty IMG_9495aI am a qualified trainee accounting officer at Shine Fostering and I also work as a private tutor in HOMAC UK LTD where I teach abacus maths to children I have worked in the fostering arena for six years. At Shine I am part of a fantastic and encouraging team.

“I feel that my role at Shine Fostering allows me fulfil my two great loves of working with numbers and children”.

As the Accounting Officer at Shine I enjoy meeting the foster carers and the children and joining in the events with the Shine Family.

Young People’s Mentor

Hi my name is Shalyce

I have worked with young people in and leaving care for the past 11 years, I have also worked with young people across the board in various settings one great experience was working in The Peer Outreach team for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. I have A Bsc ( Hons) In Psychology and a Cert He in Music Technology. I founded The Tope Project which has also one the Children And Young People Now Leaving Care Award in 2014.

Most importantly I am a care leaver, I went into care at age 8 and left when I was aged 23, my experience in care has fired up my passion for making the care system better for children and young people and also insuring I support young people during that experience.

At Shine I am able to allow my creative mind flow freely and am supported in the ideas I would love to take forward.