2016

Celebrating our life changing volunteers

Last Updated: July 12, 2016

Volunteers who transform the lives of children in Doncaster were celebrated at a special event in our town centre offices. 

Chief Executive Paul Moffat thanked our volunteers who are Independent Visitors and Community Panel members.

Independent Visitors support children in care who have little or no contact with their birth parents. They spend quality time together sharing experiences as well as trying new activities.

Trust offers abusive parents ‘behaviour change’ programme

Last Updated: July 19, 2016

Since February, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, with the Police and the charity Foundation, has been working intensively with fathers and mothers who have abused their partners through violence or controlling behaviour.  

One of only a few similar programmes in the UK, ‘Working towards Change’ uses group and one-to-one therapies to promote healthier relationships.

Parents are encouraged onto the programme following police custody, or by the Trust’s unique team of Domestic Abuse Navigators (DANs).

How our Growing Futures programme is supporting victims of domestic abuse.

Last Updated: July 19, 2016

Some 130,000 children in the UK live in homes where there is a high risk of domestic abuse.

It’s estimated that only half of these children are known to children’s social care, and yet the majority are known to at least one public agency. How can agencies work together to better serve the 2.1 million women and men, and their children, who suffer domestic abuse every year?

Abused parents offered specialist support

Last Updated: July 22, 2016

Parents being abused by their 11 to 15-year-old children are being encouraged to register on a ground breaking support programme in Doncaster.

Starting in September, this will be the third time in a year that Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has run the nine-week course, which supports families suffering from ‘teen to parent abuse.’

Called ‘Getting On,’ the programme was launched in a partnership between the Trust and its Youth Offending Service, with the Council’s Stronger Families and Safer Communities initiatives.

“Thank you so much for working with us and helping us as a family. You are a top social worker.”

Parent supported by south team

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