2015

Fostering hero Lauren shares her experiences of fostering

Last Updated: October 2, 2015

 I didn’t want to share my Mum and Dad is our latest blog written by Lauren Millen. 

This month it’s Fostering Network Sons and Daughters Month. Many of our fostering families in Doncaster wouldn’t be successful without the fantastic contributions of their own children.

Lauren Millen shares her experiences of what it is like to welcome fostered children into her family.

My parents first started fostering when I was 13 years old.  I remember not liking the idea as I didn’t want to have to share my Mum and Dad. But that all changed after I met my first foster sibling.

Ofsted 'good' for fostering and adoption in Doncaster

Last Updated: October 7, 2015

Ofsted inspectors have rated Doncaster Children's Services Trust fostering and adoption services 'good'.

Inspectors said that the Trust's fostering operation was "well managed and monitored by highly motivated, child-centred and passionate leaders and managers". Foster carers are carefully selected and well supported, children feel safe and generally make good progress at school, and the Trust responds to children's views about their care, says the fostering service report.

Doncaster showing positive signs of progress

Last Updated: October 20, 2015

Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson MP praised the "ground breaking work" of Doncaster Children's Services Trust at its first anniversary celebration event this month.

Mr Timpson gave the keynote speech at the Trust's event in Doncaster. He was accompanied by Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Isabelle Trowler, who also had encouraging words for the Trust's staff and partners.

“Excellent team work taken place between YOS/16+; it has shown that when we work together it can definitely help our young people and make the difference.” 

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