2015

Royal approval at national awards for Doncaster youngster

Last Updated: November 18, 2015

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was the first to congratulate Doncaster teenager, Adam Howlett for his contribution to caring for young people.

Adam, 18 from Barnburgh, who has been in foster care himself since the age of three was nominated for the way he has helped support his foster parents who also look after other children with life threatening conditions.

The Duchess presented Adam with the Fostering Achievement Award at the national Fostering Excellence Awards on Tuesday 17 November.

Success for ground breaking project supporting abused parents

Last Updated: November 20, 2015

A ground breaking initiative supporting Doncaster parents suffering abuse from their teenage children is helping families move from crisis to recovery.

The Getting On programme is one of only a few projects tackling Teenage to Parent Abuse (TPA) in the UK.

It is part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust’s pioneering Growing Futures programme – a unique new model designed to reduce the harmful effects of domestic abuse on children and families.  

Trust is on track to transform Doncaster children’s services says Chief Executive

Last Updated: November 27, 2015

The Chief Executive of Doncaster’s independent children’s services trust says improvements are well underway and today’s Ofsted ‘inadequate overall’ comes as no surprise due to the level of change needed.

The Trust was set up last year to deliver children’s social care on behalf of the local authority. It was established under the direction of the Secretary of State following an investigation into longstanding problems with the area’s children’s services.

“We feel like we have our town back. We would like to thank you and the police for the work you are doing. People are now feeling they can come into town again.”

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