Safety of children and young people who live with someone other than their parents or a close relative is the focus of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust as part of Private Fostering Week (3-7 July).
The Trust is urging residents who know of a child or young person being cared for in this way to let them know.
Over 100 people who devote their spare time to helping some of Doncaster’s most vulnerable children and young people are to be thanked as part of national Volunteers’ Week.
The volunteers each commit a minimum of an hour a week to one of five volunteering projects at the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust.
Volunteers’ Week, which runs from Saturday 1 June to Friday 7, is an opportunity to say thank you to all those people who give of their time to help others, as well as being a chance for others to think about joining a scheme.
Foster carers from Doncaster are to join in the fun as part of a national two week celebration of fostering this month while also hoping to attract more people to come forward to join their fostering family.
The Trust Fostering team, which is part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, have lined up a packed programme of events for Foster Care Fortnight, which runs between Monday 13 May and Sunday 26 May.
A couple from Doncaster, who have helped and supported over 100 children as foster carers, were this week praised for their life-long commitment as they retire from fostering aged 80 and 81.
Ian and Eileen Lindley first began fostering in 1992 and have provided a home to children who cannot live with their birth families ever since.
As specialist foster carers they have supported vulnerable children facing a range of challenging circumstances, welcoming all into their care and significantly improving their life chances.
Doncaster Children's Services Trust was declared top of the crop for delivering a first class apprenticeship programme to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Trust, which delivers children’s social care on behalf of Doncaster Council, walked away with the gong from the annual Doncaster College Apprenticeship Awards.
The search is on to find over 100 volunteers to be mentors to vulnerable children and young people across Doncaster.
Colleagues at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust are looking for people to spare just two hours a month to help a child or young person raise their aspirations and try new experiences.
Pupils aged 9 to 18 from schools across the borough will be part of the ‘Trusted Mentors’ project, which is being funded through the Department for Education’s Doncaster Opportunity Area programme, following research into the positive impact mentors can have on young people.
A celebration has been held to mark the first anniversary of Cantley House, a home in Doncaster that prepares care leavers for independent living.
The facility provides supported living for young people previously cared for through the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust.
Doncaster is just one of nine pilot areas across the country that will trial a new approach to mental health assessments to help ensure that children and young people are assessed at the right time, with a focus on their individual needs for those in care.
A couple who have fostered more than 100 children and teenagers during the past 40 years received a surprise at the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust annual Star Awards.
The awards, in their fourth year, recognise the work that those at the Trust and its partners carry out each and every day to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families in need in Doncaster.
Individuals and teams of staff from Doncaster Children’s Services Trust have been awarded for their dedication and contribution to improving the lives of local children, young people and families.
The Trust's STAR Awards, now in their fourth year, are held for staff and external workers and aim to celebrate those who go that extra mile and truly make a difference through their passion and commitment to helping families.