2018

STARs at Trust celebrated

Last Updated: February 5, 2018

Flying high on the success of their recent Ofsted inspection, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust teams have been awarded for their dedication and contribution to improving the lives of local children, young people and families.

The Trust's STAR Awards, held for staff and external workers, aim to celebrate all the wonderful work achieved throughout the year to support children and young people.

Trust’s visionary work with of young offenders

Last Updated: February 6, 2018

Not only has our Youth Offending Service (YOS) dramatically reduced re-offending rates over the last three years but they have revolutionised the way young people are perceived and worked with.

While there is no getting away from the fact that young people who have committed a criminal offence legally have to undertake certain requirements under a court order, the way that is approached makes a world of difference to the success.

As Kathryn West, YOS operational manager, says, “There is no point setting young people up to fail.”

Trust Fostering STARS recognised by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Last Updated: February 8, 2018

Trust Fostering carers have been recognised for their contributions to children and young people’s lives at the annual Doncaster Children’s Services Trust STAR Awards last week.

The awards, which are run by the Trust to recognise the dedication and commitment of staff, partner organisations and foster carers, had over 170 nominations with around 40 individuals and teams making it to the final.

It’s going to be an EPIC half term

Last Updated: February 9, 2018

Zorb football and multi-sports are on offer for children and young people this half term when Doncaster Children’s Services Trust’s EPIC team comes to Edlington.

The free activities, held at The Recreational Centre for ages 10-17, will begin on Monday 12 February and will run for the rest of the week.

Team EPIC (Encouraging Potential, Inspiring Change) are specially trained in archery, fencing and Key 2 Potential team building activities designed for young people to develop their mental toughness and resilience.

From hoodies to hugs – a success story

Last Updated: February 22, 2018

A teenager who refused all contact with his parents has re-opened lines of communication following the hard work of the Family Group Conferencing team and the social worker involved in the case.

The teenager – who had lived away from home since being a small child - and his sister, who were both on a Child Protection plan, were living with a relative.

While the girl moved back to her family home in the autumn, her brother refused any contact with his parents, explained FGC co-ordinator Ursula Lane.

A day in the life of a foster carer; the hidden heroes of the Doncaster community

Last Updated: February 27, 2018

This week will see the launch of a new campaign to celebrate the hidden heroes of the Doncaster community – local foster carers.

Working with Trust Fostering, the fostering service run by the recently Ofsted rated ‘Good’ Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, local carers will be sharing their stories as part of the ‘day in the life’ campaign which officially launches on Thursday 1 March 2018.

“I wanted to acknowledge the significant improvements made in the past year. The turnaround has been remarkable.”

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