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Every day foster carers across Doncaster help children to continue living near the people and places they know and love. But more foster carers are needed!

If you could help provide a loving home to a child, help a teenager prepare for adulthood or support brothers and sisters to grow up together, then fostering could be for you!

This Foster Care Fortnight we are urging more people living in Doncaster to come forward and find out more about fostering  

Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness campaign, delivered by foster charity The Fostering Network. It takes place this year between Monday 10 May and Sunday 23 May.

Trust Fostering, part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust delivers fostering services on behalf of Doncaster Council. This year we need around 60 more fostering families to care for children and young people.

The impact a foster care can have on a young person’s life can last a lifetime. A stable home, love and support can help shape their future life forever. But don’t take our word for it – here is what young people say about the difference their foster cares have made to their life.

“My foster carer motivated me to work for my goals, she taught me to trust again. She gave me kindness and showed me what a loving home looks like.”

“My foster carer helped me to learn the important things like how to cook, how to manage my money and how to have resilience.”

And this is what our foster carers have told us:

“You can be the first person in their life that makes them believe in themselves and to see a future they only dreamed of. They just need your time, patience and to live in a home where they feel valued.”

“Caring for a teenager can be challenging, but to witness the confident and excited young person they become, to go in search of their dreams, being a valued member of society makes me so proud.”

Becoming a foster carer can be daunting, but when you foster with Trust Fostering you aren’t alone you will become a part of our big fostering family with experienced social workers and carers with you every step of the way 24/7.

The Trust has an inclusive approach to fostering welcoming foster carers from all backgrounds. The one thing all Trust foster carers have in common is genuine passion and enthusiasm for supporting children and young people to achieve fantastic things!

You don’t need any experience to become a foster carer, Trust Fostering will give you the guidance and support you need. You’ll need at least one spare bedroom and to be 21 years or older.

You can find out more about fostering by calling our team on 0808 129 2600 or why not register for one our events on our website here.