2015

Egg-cellent gift from funeral companies

Last Updated: April 1, 2015

Young people who live in Doncaster children’s homes will enjoy Easter treats thanks to staff and customers of two local funeral providers.

J. Steadman & Sons of Balby and the Doncaster branch of Co-operative Funeralcare have each donated a bumper collection of Easter eggs to Doncaster Children’s Services Trust. The total of 230 eggs will be delivered to children’s homes across the borough.

Trust launches innovative £3m programme to break cycle of domestic violence

Last Updated: April 2, 2015

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is leading a unique programme to break the cycle of domestic violence by helping victims and their children recover and move on together. The initiative is backed by £3m of funding from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.

Home News and Events New role sees numbers of missing children in care plummet New role sees numbers of missing children in care plummet

Last Updated: April 20, 2015

The number of children in care who go missing in Doncaster - and the associated costs of dealing with it - have plummeted as a new approach using a specialist role helps more young people stay safe.

Since March 2014, Doncaster Children In Care Liaison Officer Rachel Ely-Hiscock has built rapport, trust and positive relationships with around 25 to 30 children in care to work out better ways to help them stay safe. As a result, the number children going missing has fallen by nearly three quarters - from 46 a year ago, to 12 in January 2015.

“Doing the Think Forward course has changed my point of view of getting into trouble with the police and it’s not funny; it’s a bad move.”

Young person (aged 14)

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