It’s an exciting time as the Fostering Service has taken on a bold, bright, new campaign at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust as we seek new recruits to help us care for children and young people.
Trust Fostering has great opportunities for people who are looking to foster children and help them to stay well, healthy and achieve their potential. The innovative service is unique in the country, offering extensive support for people throughout their fostering career, as well as providing children and young people with the chance to just be kids by providing them with a host of activities including a weekly fostering youth club.
Trust Fostering are launching a brand new campaign that captures the spirit of the service that puts children at the heart of everything it does. This includes new dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages, a website and an exciting window display, which was unveiled by our Fostering Ambassadors, Chief Executive Paul Moffat, and Trust Fostering team (pictured).
Head of service for looked after children at the Trust, Sue May, said: “We are all really excited about the launch of the new look service. The window display has already attracted a number of people to come into the office and seek more information about becoming foster carers.
“We have an incredibly dedicated team of carers already, who do a fantastic job of opening their homes to provide a safe and comfortable place for Doncaster children and young people who cannot currently live with their parents. But we need more people to join them.
“Anyone who fosters through the Trust is well supported, with expert help on hand 24/7 and with mutual support between families. We like to make fostering fun and fulfilling, and we are unique in being the only fostering service in the country to run a weekly youth club for foster children – which is also a great place for the carers to meet up and catch up.”
As one carer states: “There’s a great community of foster carers – it’s like a big fostering family in Doncaster.”
Just as the children needing care come from all kinds of backgrounds, Sue says the Trust want foster carers to come from all walks of life and to have had all kinds of life experiences. For example, you can become a foster carer if you are single, of any sexual orientation, have your own children, or in some circumstances, work. You need to be over 21, have a spare bedroom, and have a passion for helping children.
We are particularly interested in hearing from experienced foster carers or people who have experience in working with children and can pay enhanced rates for people able to care for children with complex needs.
“Anyone who is interested in becoming a foster carer is welcome to come into our offices in the Blue Building, 38-40 on the High Street, where a member of the team is always ready to talk to you and answer any questions you have about fostering,” says Sue.
More information is also available on the new Trust Fostering website at www.trustfostering.co.uk/
For our Twitter page go to @TrustFostering and take a look at the Trust Fostering Facebook page.
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