Hundreds of children will wake up on Christmas morning to find a present under the tree thanks to the generosity of Doncaster residents and local businesses, who have donated thousands of brand new toys and gifts.
Doncaster Children's Services Trust has received presents from local appeals, including those at Trax FM and Direct Line insurance among others; as well as Trust staff making donations too - and they have been busy delivering them to families and young people who would otherwise have few gifts.
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust took a walk on the wild side as it celebrated the successes and personal achievements gained over the past year by young people growing up in care and care leavers.
Nearly 200 young people received certificates at the annual Celebrating Success Awards, held jointly by the Trust and Doncaster Council.
Dozens of children and teenagers are on their way to realising their aspirations after being matched with a mentor.
The Trusted Mentors scheme, run by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, is looking for more volunteers so they can help up to 300 youngsters who may benefit from having some independent adult support.
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.