Foster Carers set up shop in Frenchgate

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.

Speaking about the event, foster carer and Mockingbird hub carer Janice said: “In the run up to Christmas people can be too busy to think about fostering but we’re here in Frenchgate to hand out information for people who might like to think about it in the New Year.”

“The festive season makes lots of us think about family, friends and our plans for the New Year and once all the excitement has died down, we’ll have hopefully reached some people who could change children and young people’s lives, like us.”

Members of the Trust fostering team have also been at the stall to promote the Trust and how fostering with Trust Fostering is different from other fostering organisations.

Barbara Almond, Recruitment and Assessment Social Worker said:
“With Trust Fostering we go above and beyond to make sure our foster carers are part of a fostering family, and don’t have to face the inevitable ups and downs on their own.”

“We work closely with the Doncaster Foster Carers Association to make sure we work in the interest of foster carers and looked after children and through Mockingbird we’re creating an innovative way of providing foster care with extended networks of foster families.”

The stall, which is located just inside the ground floor entrance of the shopping centre, includes a large screen where a commercial for Trust Fostering is also set to play all week.

Members of the public interested in fostering are welcome to attend the stall to find out more about becoming a carer and chat to current carers about the ups and downs of fostering.

The team will be at Frenchgate during opening hours this week until 4pm on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Those interested in fostering who cannot make the stall in Frenchgate are welcome to call our friendly team on 0808 129 2600 or visit to find out more.  

[Pictured: Janice and Dave, foster carers, at the Frenchgate stall]

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