Doncaster has the X-mas Factor

Last Updated: December 6, 2017

Young people in Doncaster proved they had the X-mas Factor when they showcased their talents as part of an annual fundraising evening.

A hauntingly sweet rendition of ‘Let it Go’, a perfectly harmonious sister duet of the classic ‘White Christmas’; as well as belly laughs courtesy of a comic duo and sheer inspiration from a number of young dancers were among the 20-odd star-studded performances which wowed the judges - Simon, Louis and Nicole.

Doncaster foster carer awarded MBE for services to fostering

Last Updated: December 8, 2017

Providing foster care with his wife Eileen for over forty years, local foster carer Ian Lindley has been recognised for his dedication and commitment to looked after children in Doncaster, receiving an MBE at Buckingham Palace this month.

Both Ian and Eileen foster with Trust Fostering, the fostering service provided by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, giving a loving and caring home to children who cannot live with their birth families, including those who have fled to the UK from overseas.

12 Days of Trust Fostering Christmas

Last Updated: December 12, 2017

If you like Trust Fostering on Facebook and follow us on Twitter you will have hopefully have seen our Christmas campaign; the 12 days of Trust Fostering Christmas. We’re using the Christmas carol to highlight not only the 12 things we’re proudest of at Trust Fostering, but also the 12 things that make being a part of our fostering family different from anywhere else. These are:

Foster Carers set up shop in Frenchgate

Last Updated: December 12, 2017

A group of enthusiastic foster carers have set up shop in Frenchgate this week to encourage potential new carers to take up the role.

The carers who foster for Trust Fostering – the fostering service run by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust – have volunteered their time to promote fostering and talk to the public about the benefits of being a part of the Trust’s fostering family.

Christmas sing-along in search for more foster carers

Last Updated: December 14, 2017

The festive classic, 12 days of Christmas has a new spin on it as Doncaster Children’s Services Trust Fostering sings to highlight the need for at least 30 more foster carers in 2018.

Trust Fostering and adoption teams and Mockingbird hub carer, have stepped out of their comfort zones to spread the word about the Trust Fostering services’ need for at least 30 new foster carers in 2018.

New home set to help care leavers learn skills for life

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

Care leavers are to be prepared for independent living thanks to a partnership scheme between the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Doncaster Council and St Leger Homes.

In a joint venture with the Trust, the council and St Leger Homes are currently creating a six-bed facility out of two properties which will provide supported living where young people previously cared for through the Trust will learn valuable life skills.

Festive fun promised thanks to toy appeal

Last Updated: December 20, 2017

Hundreds of children will wake up on Christmas day to find a present under the tree thanks to the generosity of local businesses and residents, who have donated thousands of brand new toys and gifts.

Doncaster Children's Services Trust has received the presents from local appeals, including those at Trax FM, the Salvation Army and Direct Line insurance, among others - and Trust staff have been busy delivering them to those families and young people who are struggling and would otherwise have few gifts.

Bikers pack panniers with festive cheer

Last Updated: December 20, 2017

For the fifth year running, members of the St Leger Chapter of the Harley Davidson Club set the wheels in motion to provide toys for local children in care.

They handed over their sacks full of fun at the weekend, ready for the gifts to be given to families by the ACPS south teams in time for Christmas.

Paula Jones, social work assistant with the south team, explained that the group buy the new toys themselves. "They are wonderful - so kind-hearted," she said

“If it wasn’t for my social worker I would have still been in the gutter.”

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