Careers fair for children

Sarah Standish and daughter Molly, from Askern, find out information at the careers event.
Sarah Standish and daughter Molly, from Askern, find out information at the careers event.

YOUNG people with special educational needs, their families and carers were offered advice and support at a careers day.

The event at Castle Park Rugby Club in Armthorpe was aimed at helping looked-after children learn and understand more about the range of further education, training and career pathways available to them when they leave care.

Care leaver ambassador Danny Lee, aged 16, was on hand offering advice.

The Hatfield Ash Hill Academy pupil said: “I think there are definitely lots of opportunities out there. Whether you want to go to college or work, you just need to be enthusiastic and take the time to find out what’s on offer by attending events like these and at open evenings at school.”

The event was also an opportunity for families and carers of children and young people with special educational needs to discuss more about the types of issues that are important to them, and impact on future lifestyle and career choices.

Parent Sarah Standish, of Askern, said: “My daughter Molly attends Scawsby’s Stone Hill School so the event was good to find out what skills and qualifications she can achieve and what’s out there for her to do when she finishes school.”

Chris Pratt, Doncaster Council’s director of the children and young people’s service, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who attended and supported the event. We want to make sure all children and young people - of all abilities and from all walks of life - have the very best support for further education, training and career opportunities, and I hope our event provided a taster of that.”

Interested families and care leavers can get in touch with the council’s children and young people in care education service on 01302 862347 or by emailing