Do you miss stepping on Lego?

Trust launches tongue-in-cheek campaign to recruit new foster carers

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has this week launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign aimed at recruiting new Doncaster foster carers.

The Trust Fostering campaign will run across its Facebook page for the entirety of October, asking users if they miss stepping on Lego, need someone to tidy up after and want to help someone with their homework, among other things.

Head of Service for Looked After Children at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Sue May said: “When we talk to our foster carers they all agree it’s the ‘normal’ things that they miss when they don’t have a child or young person living with them. Most of our foster carers hate having an empty house and can’t wait to take another child or young person in when each placement ends.”

“We had a good laugh talking about things like collecting cups from bedrooms, having a never-ending ironing pile and tidying up and decided to use that as the basis for our latest recruitment campaign.”

“Providing foster care can be challenging, much like parenting any child it has its ups and downs, and we think this campaign will show the lighter side of fostering.”

Carers who are with Trust Fostering receive added benefits of extra support through the innovative Mockingbird Scheme, whereby groups of foster carers are brought together to support one another and act as an ‘extended family’ for one another and the children they care for.

They also receive free membership to the Doncaster Foster Carers Association (DFCA) a Doncaster based charity which aims to provide magical moments for looked after children by fundraising for events and trips for foster families.

Trust Fostering carers also receive 24/7 support from expert fostering social workers, first choice on placements and competitive rates.

To find out more, or enquire about fostering with the Trust, call 0808 129 2600 or visit www.trustfostering.co.uk

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