2016

Change your life forever with Doncaster's Big Adoption Day

Last Updated: March 9, 2016

There aren’t many decisions that will change your life forever; adopting a child is one of them.

To mark National Big Adoption Day Doncaster Children’s Services Trust are inviting anyone who has ever thought of becoming an adoptive parent to drop into the Doncaster Dome on Wednesday 16 March anytime between 12.30pm and 8.00pm.

You will have the opportunity to meet our adoption experts and some of our existing adoptive parents in an informal and friendly environment.

Trust urges people to speak out about child abuse

Last Updated: March 15, 2016

Residents are being urged to act on their instincts and talk to Doncaster Children’s Services Trust if they have concerns about a child.

The Trust is supporting the Department for Education’s ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’ campaign, which aims to reinforce the message that all children have a right to enjoy life free from abuse or neglect. It comes as national figures reveal that a third of people who suspect child abuse do nothing as they fear their suspicions are wrong.

Be the #HelpingHands in the fight against child sexual exploitation

Last Updated: March 17, 2016

Experts will be encouraging residents to do their part to keep young people in Doncaster safe as part of a national Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day on Friday, 18 March. 

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust CSE champions will be joined by colleagues from the police and public health at the Frenchgate Interchange from 2pm. They will be speaking to young people, mums, dads and residents about how to spot the signs of CSE and most importantly what to do if they have any concerns that a young person is at risk.

Doncaster CSE workers shortlisted for national award

Last Updated: March 30, 2016

Two Doncaster workers have been shortlisted in an Unsung Hero Award for their work in helping to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Doncaster.

Jayne Pezzulo, who works for Rotherham Doncaster and South Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), and Carmel Bartlett, of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, have been shortlisted as finalists in the National Working Group (NWG) awards.

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