Fostering News

Star Awards

Trust Fostering carers have been recognised for their contributions to children and young people’s lives at the annual Doncaster Children’s Services Trust STAR Awards last week.

The awards, which are run by the Trust to recognise the dedication and commitment of staff, partner organisations and foster carers, had over 170 nominations with around 40 individuals and teams making it to the final.


Staff at the Trust's Beechfield Centre have launched a video to show children what they can expect when they arrive for planned visits with their family.

Designed to allay any fears or concerns children, who have been taken into care, may have about their first visit, the video has been created as a guided tour, with staff introducing themselves and highlighting the exciting facilities on offer at the centre, on College Road.

Ofsted Good Provider

Ofsted has rated services delivered by the country’s first independent Trust as ‘good’ across the board following a full inspection at the end of last year.

In their report, published today (Friday 19 January), the inspectors have praised the work being delivered by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and the council; all services are now rated as ‘good’ as a result of a robust, determined and clear leadership and the Trust being ‘highly effective in developing a culture for good social work to flourish’.


The festive classic, 12 days of Christmas has a new spin on it as Doncaster Children’s Services Trust Fostering sings to highlight the need for at least 30 more foster carers in 2018.

Trust Fostering and adoption teams and Mockingbird hub carer, have stepped out of their comfort zones to spread the word about the Trust Fostering services’ need for at least 30 new foster carers in 2018.


A group of enthusiastic foster carers have set up shop in Frenchgate this week to encourage potential new carers to take up the role.

The carers who foster for Trust Fostering – the fostering service run by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust – have volunteered their time to promote fostering and talk to the public about the benefits of being a part of the Trust’s fostering family.


If you like Trust Fostering on Facebook and follow us on Twitter you will have hopefully have seen our Christmas campaign; the 12 days of Trust Fostering Christmas. We’re using the Christmas carol to highlight not only the 12 things we’re proudest of at Trust Fostering, but also the 12 things that make being a part of our fostering family different from anywhere else. These are:


Providing foster care with his wife Eileen for over forty years, local foster carer Ian Lindley has been recognised for his dedication and commitment to looked after children in Doncaster, receiving an MBE at Buckingham Palace this month.


Yesterday, Wednesday 29 November 2017, saw the fourth Mockingbird constellation launched by Trust Fostering in Doncaster.

Since 2015 the Trust are proud to have been delivering Mockingbird; an alternative fostering method which can help improve placement stability and safety. Through Mockingbird our foster carers are better supported than ever before, and children and young people in care are finding themselves in increasingly permanent and supportive family homes.


Trust Fostering, the fostering service run by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, is searching for a number of paid, specialist foster carers to join the innovative Mockingbird programme which has been running in the borough since 2015.


Last week saw the third Mockingbird constellation launched in Doncaster by Trust Fostering, with an ice-breaker launch event and social trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.