Change a life and become a foster carer

If you could provide a loving and stable foster home to a Doncaster child or young person, you are invited to find out more by calling at a drop-in information event next week.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, who deliver social care services for children, young people and families in Doncaster, are to host the event at their head office on the High Street, between 4.30 and 6.30pm on Wednesday 22 February.

Current foster carers and social workers will be on hand at the Blue Building, 38-40 High Street, to explain the fostering process and the benefits of fostering through the Trust – a package which includes extensive training, 24/7support and competitive rates.

Lynsey Wood a Trust foster carer, said: “There are many children and young people who cannot stay with their parents either temporarily or long term and so we are always looking for people who can open their homes as foster carers.”

She and her husband David have two children of their own and have fostered a total of 27 children during the past six years. Lynsey is also one of a team of Fostering Ambassadors with the Trust and is always ready to answer anyone’s queries about becoming a carer.

“Being a foster carer is hugely rewarding,” she said, adding: “Fostering through the Trust offers maximum support and training. You never feel alone as the Trust are there 24/7 and the team of Fostering Ambassadors are there too to offer emotional and practical help.”

You don’t need qualifications to be a foster carer, you just need to be over 21and have a spare room in your home. And most importantly have the energy, patience and commitment to take a real interest in the life of a Doncaster child.

For more information about fostering with Doncaster Children’s Services Trust  - or if you can’t make it to the drop-in next Wednesday - call the local fostering team free on 0808 129 2600 or visit

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