The commitment of Donvaster Children's Services Trust's 32 independent visitors shone this month when Chief Executive Paul Moffat awarded certificates of recognition to the scheme’s volunteers. Independent visitors are volunteers who befriend and visit children and young people in care who have little or no contact with their parents.
The first ever National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is taking place on Wednesday 18 March and Doncaster residents are being asked to play their part in protecting local children from sexual exploitation such as grooming and abuse by gangs.
Seven of Doncaster’s fostering agencies gathered this week at a conference to celebrate fostering in the borough where the initial findings of a pioneering survey, which attracted more than three times the number of expected respondents, were revealed.
Churches in Doncaster committed themselves to helping find 18 new foster homes this week as part of the national Home for Good campaign. The campaign, the first of its kind in South Yorkshire, asks church goers to ‘open their hearts and open their homes’ to local looked after children by becoming foster carers.
Home for Good is working with Doncaster Children's Services Trust to raise awareness in church communities of the need for foster carers and to highlight the importance of fostering within society.
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