An awards ceremony for children in care and care leavers has been given a boost thanks to a £1,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Doncaster.
The money is to go towards the cost of staging the glittering annual Celebrating Success event, hosted by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, later in the month.
This recognises and applauds fundraising or volunteering efforts; educational achievement; sporting participation; artistic endeavours and other personal achievements of all the young people the Trust cares for or works with.
A Group of young people were allowed to go wild for the day when they were invited on a trip to an animal park.
The 13 children and teenagers who went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park had all taken part in a summer scheme run by the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust EPIC team.
The team work with young people to Encourage Potential and Inspire Change (EPIC) by helping them increase their self-esteem, confidence and aspirations, through positive activities, with the aim of reducing anti-social behavior and potential criminal activity.
Families across the borough have eaten heartily this summer thanks to a member of staff at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust.
Thanks to partnership working, the Trust’s EPIC (Encourage Potential, Inspire Change) project worker, Steve Cole, has not only ensured that the young people attending the project’s summer programme have been well fed but he has also been helping families across Doncaster.
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has been selected to become part of a newly-launched government initiative to help achieve better outcomes for children, young people and families across the country.
They are one of 21 local authorities and trusts delivering children’s social care to be selected to become first-wave partners with the new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.
This aims to bring together the best available evidence in the field for frontline workers and decision makers in the children’s social care sector.
This week has seen Trust Fostering launch their fifth Mockingbird Hub.
Two ‘Rising Stars’ from Doncaster Children’s Services Trust have scooped a top accolade in a national awards ceremony.
Care leavers turned young apprentices with the Trust, Becci Coole and Mica Ferrol, received a silver award when they attended a glittering ceremony in London after being shortlisted by judges as ‘Rising Stars’ at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards.
Joining them were the Trust’s bosses, who were shortlisted for the Senior Leadership Team award.
Doncaster foster carer Janice Jinks has been rubbing shoulders with Royalty after receiving an invite to a coveted Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
As part of the Trust Foster Care Fortnight celebrations Mockingbird carers have shared their stories on Facebook Live with the Doncaster Free Press.
Ahead of national Volunteers’ Week in June, a scheme that supports Doncaster children in care is asking more people to join them – and to have some fun along the way.
The Independent Visitors Service (IVS), run by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, currently has 43 volunteers who help 46 young people – but says there are more waiting in the wings and that more men are particularly needed to support teenage boys.
Foster care fortnight will see a new Mockingbird Hub Home launched by Trust Fostering in Doncaster with local carers receiving a special message from The Mockingbird Society overseas.
A unique and innovative way of providing foster care, Mockingbird sees carers supported in building extended family networks that provides peer support, sleepovers, training and social activities.
Vickie Oldroyd, Mockingbird Manager for Trust Fostering said: “The UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, started Mockingbird in the UK in 2015 and we were part of the pilot.”