Nicky has reason for celebration during Volunteers’ Week

Last Updated: June 5, 2017

Volunteer counsellor with the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Nicky Fitzwilliam, swapped her life as a project manager with an international company out of a desire to help children and young people.

And now, during national Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), she and the Trust are celebrating after she has been awarded accreditation from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

It’s a hard slog to get to that pinnacle of achievement as it takes four years of study mixed with post qualifying practice.

EPIC achievements in youth crime reduction

Last Updated: June 12, 2017

INNOVATION, strong partnership working and an understanding of the issues that impact upon criminal behaviour have all contributed to a reduction in youth offending levels in Doncaster.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) is making history as, thanks to its work, it has successfully contributed to a considerable reduction in re-offending rates.

Crime cutting project looks back on its first 12 months

Last Updated: June 26, 2017

Celebration was the name of the game when Doncaster Children’s Services Trust marked the first anniversary of its youth crime reduction programme.

Last week, figures were released showing the success of the Trust’s Youth Offending Service (YOS), with Doncaster moving from having among the worst re-offending rates for young people in the country two years ago to now having the 4th lowest rate, at 28.1%, compared to an England average of 37.7%.

Inspirational care leavers share their experiences with Doncaster foster carers

Last Updated: June 29, 2017

Last week saw care leaver turned comedian, Sophie Willan, and ground-breaking Foster Focus Director, Luke Rodgers, head to Doncaster to celebrate the contribution of foster carers with Doncaster Children’s Services Trust.

The Trust hosted its foster carers conference on Tuesday 20 June with almost 150 foster carers from across the area joining together to share their experiences, network and celebrate the contribution they make to the lives of children and young people across the borough.

“I was impressed with how well she shared information and discussed the complex concerns. She has supported the young person well to have a voice which was definitely heard today.”

IRO praise for advocate's work at a LADO meeting

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