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04.01.2019

Ofsted have praised Doncaster Children’s Services Trust for their delivery of an ‘outstanding’ fostering service which, they say, ‘greatly enhances the life chances’ of children and young people.

The government watchdog has also given positive feedback to the Trust and Doncaster Council, for services they jointly deliver for children and young people with disabilities.

Inspectors have paid a visit to the Trust twice in recent weeks – one for a full inspection of the fostering service, which is delivered by the Trust on behalf of the council.

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05.12.2018

Comedy, choreography and Car Pool Karaoke were just some of the ingredients for the annual X-Mas Factor spectacular this week.

The evening is a fantastic opportunity for our children to showcase their amazing talents – which this year even included a signed performance of This is Me from the musical The Greatest Showman and a clapping version of A Sailor Went to Sea.

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28.11.2018

Trust Fostering is inviting people who are thinking about fostering to come along to an information event at the Dome.

Members of the Trust Fostering team and foster carers will be hosting an event on Thursday 29 November, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

The drop-in event at Doncaster Dome is a great way to learn more about the fostering process before making any decision.

Current foster carers and social workers will be among those on hand to explain the fostering process and about providing a loving and stable home for the children who need foster placements.

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29.10.2018

Young people with experiences of care are making their mark on the social care scene after seeing their ideas turned into reality.

With the core belief that the child’s voice has to be at the centre of everything being embraced by all staff, the Chief Executive of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Paul Moffat, recruited a team of Young Advisors in 2015 to help shape services for children and young people in a way that has never happened before.

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Becci collecting her Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fostering Network Awards
25.10.2018

A pioneering teenager has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fostering Network's annual Fostering Excellence Awards.

Becci Coole, 20, is a care leaver with particular promise and potential, who has overcome many challenges that people her age would rarely face.

Despite these challenges, Becci took on the role of a Chief Executive Young Advisor with the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust as well as a modern apprentice position at just 16.

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16.10.2018

Doncaster children’s Services Trust is celebrating after one of its social workers has been shortlisted in a national award scheme.

Linzi Nicholson has been shortlisted for Team Leader of the Year as part of the national Social Worker of the Year Awards, which celebrate the very best work delivered by the profession to support vulnerable children and young people. Linzi is among one of six children’s social worker team managers from across the country who will compete to win the top accolade at a glittering ceremony to be held in London in November.

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05.10.2018

A carnival theme provided the colourful back-drop to a ceremony held to mark the many and varied achievements of children and teenagers growing up in care and care leavers.

Nearly 100 young people received certificates at the annual Celebrating Success Awards, held jointly by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and Doncaster Council.

The young people were awarded in categories which marked achievements in education, sport, creativity and the arts and personal achievement and included many examples of courage, determination and kindness.

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18.09.2018

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.

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25.07.2018

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.

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19.07.2018

This week has seen Trust Fostering launch their fifth Mockingbird Hub.

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