2016

Teaming up to tackle domestic abuse

Last Updated: June 15, 2016

Two leading Yorkshire sports teams have teamed up to tackle the devastating effects of domestic abuse on children.

Players from top tier clubs, Doncaster Rugby League and Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC, have made a short filmto highlight how domestic abuse harms young people.

The video is part of the Growing Futures campaign, led by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, and will be shown at matches and on public screens in the Borough.

Children’s Trust pledges equal access for deaf people

Last Updated: June 24, 2016

he Trust which delivers children’s social care in Doncaster has signed up to the British Sign Language (BSL) Charter. The charter pledges to provide easy access to services for people who use British Sign Language.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust’s Chair Colin Hilton and Chief Executive Paul Moffat signed the charter in a ceremony at Doncaster Communication Specialist College this month. The charter is promoted by the British Deaf Association and its Chair Dr Terry Riley added his signature at the Doncaster ceremony.

Private Fostering

Last Updated: June 30, 2016

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is asking residents during Private Fostering Week (4 -10 July) to help them ensure the safety and wellbeing of local children who don’t live at home with their parents or close relative.

Private fostering is when someone who is not a close relative cares for another person’s child for 28 days or more. Anyone involved in a private fostering arrangement is required by law to tell the Trust about these arrangements so that these children can be kept safe and their carers can get the support that they may be entitled to.

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