An annual glittering awards night was held on Thursday 18 May during which an array of successes achieved by young people in care and care leavers were celebrated.
Staged by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Council, the 200 Celebrating Success Awards were presented for educational, artistic and sporting achievements, among others.
The awards are designed to encourage and inspire young people who live in foster care, or in one of the Trust’s children’s homes.
Awards were also presented to a number of care leavers who, while continuing to receive transitional support from the Trust, are becoming independent and forging ahead to become successful adults
Several have managed to secure apprenticeships and others have become members of the Trust’s Children in Care Council. All have shown a growing maturity and have become responsible, fully-rounded, young people and adults.
The Trust’s inspirational Young Advisors, who were appointed by Chief Executive Paul Moffat, presented the awards. One told the audience: “A couple of years ago it’s fair to say I was having a pretty hard time. But this year, I’m proud to say that I’m sitting 17 exams and I get to make a difference for other children and young people as a young advisor to the Chief Executive and through the Children in Care Council.”
Commenting on the night, Mr Moffat said: “Our children and young people achieve some amazing things and to hear about their individual successes is really heartening. It makes everyone at the Trust very proud of them.
“I would also like to thank my Young Advisors who have done a fantastic job of presenting the awards. I am sure they will have been a true inspiration to everyone.”
The Trust’s Fostering team led on organising the annual event. To find out more about fostering with the Trust call free on 0808 129 2600, take a look at www.trustfostering.co.uk or join us Trust Fostering on Facebook and Twitter.
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