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Every day foster carers across Doncaster help children and young people stay in the borough near the people and places they know and love. But more foster carers are needed!

In the search for more foster carers who can help teenagers prepare for adulthood or support brothers and sisters to grow up together, Trust Fostering will be hosting their next online event on Wednesday 10 March.

The monthly information event is a great way for residents in Doncaster to learn more about what’s involved in becoming a foster before making any decisions.

Experienced foster carers and social workers will be on hand to share their first-hand experiences about providing a loving and stable home for children who need foster placements, as well as talk about the 24/7 support and extensive training available for carers.

Belinda Cashman, Head of Service for Placements, said: “Fostering changes the lives of Doncaster’s young people and children, but it’s a huge decision to decide to become a foster carer. That’s why we host our monthly online events so you can chat to our team and foster carers and decide if fostering is right for you.

“We need foster carers from all walks of life. You don’t need any experience to become a foster carer; we’ll give you the guidance and support you need. You’ll need at least one spare bedroom and to be 21 years or older.

“If you have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for supporting children and young people achieve fantastic things, are a great listener and patient then you’d make a fantastic foster carer.”

Trust Fostering, is part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, which delivers services on behalf of Doncaster Council. Trust Fostering carers receive 24/7 support from expert fostering social workers and extensive training.

For people who are thinking about fostering the team together with foster carers will be hosting online information events on:

  • Wednesday 10 March, from 11am to 12noon and from 7pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday 14 April, from 11am to 12noon and from 7pm to 8pm

Take the first steps towards changing yours and someone else’s life. For more information about fostering or to book your place at the next information event, call us on 0808 129 2600, email asktrustfostering@dcstrust.co.uk or enquire through our website www.trustfostering.co.uk