We are part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, the independent organisation set up in Doncaster to provide social care and support services to children, young people and families in the town. We were set up in October 2014 as an innovative way to provide these services following an agreement with national government and the local authority, and we're the first of our kind in the country.
We have a very clear focus. We believe that every child and young person in the borough deserves the best start in life and support when they need it to reach their full potential. We will support all children and young people who need help in the borough, at times of need or crisis in their lives. Part of this includes providing adoption and fostering services.
At any one time there are 20 children in Doncaster who cannot be brought up with their birth family and need to be adopted. Adoption provides a stable, loving and permanent family home.
When you adopt a child you agree to care for them emotionally, financially and physically as if they were your own. Adoption is a legal process in which parental responsibility is transferred to the adoptive parents. Adoption is for life and the child will become part of your family forever.
This is a big decision to make and one that will not only change the child’s life for the better, but will alter your life in every way. We understand that choosing to adopt a child is not a decision that can be made easily and aim, as a Trust, to ensure you have the right information and support when considering adopting a child.
To find out more about us, and how we can support you in adoption, call our friendly team today on 0345 112 0012
Regionalisation of Adoption
To meet with the government's aim to organise all adoption services regionally by 2020, Doncaster Children's Services Trust is working towards a partnership with other Local Authorities and voluntary and adoption support agencies, called One Adoption.
This new regional way of delivering adoption services will improve the lives of children and those who want to adopt. It will help recruit new adoptive families more effectively, mean children find their forever home quicker and improve the support we offer. Working regionally will mean we can make our services even better by sharing best practice and ideas.
Soon local adoption teams in Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham will combine to create one single South Yorkshire adoption agency, providing the best possible local adoption services. You can find out more about this process on the One Adoption website.