2016

National Adoption Week

Last Updated: October 17, 2016

National Adoption Week 2016

Monday17 October is the start of 2016 National Adoption Week (17-23rd October), and is part of a campaign to promote a wider understanding of adoption and to encourage adopters to come forward for children currently waiting for “forever families”.

Claire Holmes, Adoption Team Manager at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust says, “Our aim, this National Adoption Week, is to dispel some of the myths that surround adoption and to invite everyone to find out more by contacting us on 01302 737366 or visiting our website adoptingindoncaster.org

Could you live on £57.90 a week?

Last Updated: October 24, 2016

Welcome to my first ever blog!

One of the services I oversee is the care leaving service. The service provides financial, emotional and practical support to young people aged between 16 to 25 years old, who have been looked after.

This week is national care leavers’ week. It provides an opportunity to highlight the achievements and difficulties that care leavers experience as they move into adulthood and living their lives independently.

It’s the things you take for granted that you miss the most!

Last Updated: October 25, 2016

Read the latest blog from Andy as part of our special series of blogs for National Care Leavers' week. 

Afternoon everyone,

Thanks for checking back in. So I’ll start by saying day one was way harder than I thought it would be. It’s the things you take for granted that you miss the most. For me that’s coffee, but on my budget it’s simply not affordable.

Tiredness, hungry and struggling to concentrate – and it’s only day two of living on a limited budget

Last Updated: October 26, 2016

Read the latest blog from Andy as part of our special series of blogs for National Care Leavers' week.

So day two is over and as is the case with all best laid plans it didn’t go as expected.

I’ve noticed a couple of unexpected things which have happened since starting this on Monday. Firstly my concentration span isn’t what it was previously. I’ve been really tired for the past two days.

Doncaster partnership launches domestic abuse website

Last Updated: October 31, 2016

A new website has been launched by the Safer Stronger Doncaster partnership, in a five year strategy to tackle domestic abuse.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Doncaster Council and other agencies from the health, housing, education, community and voluntary sectors have joined forces to support the thousands of people affected by domestic abuse in Doncaster every year.

“She really listened to me, I really felt heard.”

Looked after child

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