Send an enquiry through the 'contact' page of the website - or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A referral form will then be sent for you to fill out and return.
We have no limits on children ages or sibling group sizes.
Contacts are usually booked in bulk up to the end of the year. Most of our current groups attend STAR once a month for 2 hour contacts.
At least one carer or SW/SW assistant must remain on site for the duration but they are not required to assist with supervision, if a child is unable to go to the toilet unaided then their carer or SW must accompany them – a summer house is located on site with hot drinks/heating and electricity.
One sibling group will attend at any one time or will purposely be kept separate (woods/beach, star site) from any other group.
Sibling groups are allocated supervisors (ratio decided prior to their first visit). We aim to have the same volunteers for every future contact to provide continuity. (Please note that all of STAR’s volunteers have PVG checks and appropriate experience/training).
Our supervisors do not live on site and will arrive just prior to their groups arriving, please aim to arrive at STAR at the time booked in and not earlier so that we can best prepare for the upcoming contact.
STAR does not recommend that foster carers additional children attend but we do understand that it is not always possible to find sitters – we do ask that if additional children will be remaining on site that carers let us know in advance, so we can arrange for some age appropriate games/toys to be put out in the adult area prior to their visit. Additional children will be required to remain with carers/parents for the duration of the contact.
• Travelling from Glenrothes – Remain on the A92 towards Dundee, passing by Ladybank, Letham and Fernie, prior to Rathillet there is a road sign noting Hazeltown please turn left there, remain on this road, straight through a small crossroads and we are 3rd turning on right – please park on the carpark.
• Travelling from Dundee – After the Tay Bridge remain on the A92 and take the first right after Rathillet (noted Hazeltown). Then follow directions above.
• Travelling from Cupar – Drive out of Cupar passing the Adamson Hospital and Cairnie Fruit farm, at the junction in Rathillet turn left onto the A92, take the first right (sign posted Hazeltown) Then follow directions above.
• Travelling from Perth – Travel to Newburgh, as you head out of Newburgh you will see a garage/café please turn left just before the garage, remain on this road (River Tay will always be on your left).