2014

Inspirational young woman: Lauren Millen

Last Updated: December 6, 2014

Lauren is 18 and the birth child of a full-time foster carer, her family began fostering when she was 14 years old and have offered placements to newborn babies to children up to the age of nine spanning a couple of days up to 12 months.

Lauren takes up the story: "When my mum and dad first decided to foster I really didn't like it, jealousy kicked in and I didn't want to share my parents with anyone but my younger sister Ellie-May.

New look children's services opened in Doncaster

Last Updated: December 8, 2014

A plethora of business leaders and dignities descended on Doncaster today as the town officially opened its Children's Services Trust (DCST).

The new independent trust, housed in the Blue Building in the town centre is the first of its kind in the country, and has been created to lead the way in delivering important social care services to vulnerable children and families.

The initiative was officially declared open by Edward Timpson, Minister for Children and Families in front of an impressive guest list including the town’s leaders, service users and partner agencies.

Children in care wow audience at recent event

Last Updated: December 16, 2014

Doncaster Children's Services Trust recently held an XFactor style show where the towns young people showcased their talents.

The 'Xmas Factor' event was held at the Mary Woollett Centre on Danum Road with an audience of more than 120 people enjoying an array of acts.

From singing, dancing and joke telling to hoola hooping, poems and a fashion show - it was a great spectacle for all.

Doncaster College students were also on hand making all the acts look and feel amazing, practicing their makeup applying skills.

Find out the aspirations of one Doncaster teenager: Chloe Green

Last Updated: December 16, 2014

Chloe Green is a 17 year old looked after young person who has lived with her foster carers for the past 4 years after her parents split.

Determined to help others, Chloe was taken on as a modern apprentice by Doncaster Council and works as a business support assistant. Her ultimate ambition is to become a social worker and interpreter for the deaf. To further this ambition she has recently completed her Level 2 British Sign Language course at Sheffield City College.

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