Coram has published a number of books, reports and reviews, including those which focus on:
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For a wider selection of Coram's research reports and guidance, see our Research and Resources pages
The Last Foundling: The memoir of an underdog, by Tom H. Mackenzie. Vanguard Press, 2011. Tells the personal story of a former Foundling Hospital pupil. (Book)
London's Forgotten Children: Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital, by Gillian Pugh. Stroud, Tempus Publishing, 2007. A history of Coram, England’s first children’s charity. (Book)
Coram’s Children: Growing up in the Care of the Foundling Hospital 1900-1955, by Christine Oliver and Peter Aggleton. Coram Family /Thomas Coram Research Unit, 2000. Learning from Coram’s heritage - based on the life stories of 24 former pupils. (Book)
Identity, past and present, in an historical child-care setting, by Val Molloy. Psychodynamic Practice, 8(2), pp. 163-178(16). Available from Ingenta Connect, 2002. Reflects on learning from Coram’s work in supporting former Coram residential school pupils.back to top
Listening to Young Children by Y. Penny Lancaster and Vanessa Broadbent, Open University Press, 2003. A comprehensive resource pack which helps practitioners and parents encourage young children to express their everyday experiences. Our updated 2010 edition is now available. This new edition outlines recent changes to early years policy and legislation and it features:
To purchase a pack please contact Open University Press.http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openup/listening/index.html
Supporting Parents in Promoting Early Learning The Evaluation of the Early Learning Partnership Project, by Maria Evangelou, Kathy Sylva, Anne Edwards and Teresa Smith. University of Oxford/Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2008.
More than a Sum of its Parts? A study of a multi-agency childcare network, by Valerie Wigfall and Peter Moss. National Children’s Bureau/Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2001.
A study of the Coram Community Campus, seen as a precursor to the Sure Start model.
A Guide to Best Practice in Supervised Child Contact, by Alan Slade. Coram Family/Lord Chancellor’s Department, 2002.back to top
Changes in Attachment Representations Over the First Year of Adoptive Placement: Narratives of Maltreated Children, by Jill Hodges, Miriam Steele, Saul Hillman, Kay Henderson and Jeanne Kaniuk. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 8 (July): pp. 351-367, 2003.
Report on a longitudinal research project, exploring the development of attachments between older, hard-to-place children and their adopters over the first two years of placement, by Jeanne Kaniuk, Miriam Steele and Jill Hodges. Adoption & Fostering Journal, 28 (2), Summer, pp. 61-67, 2004.
Group Work with Adopted Children, by Lorraine Wallis, in Direct Work: Social work with children and young people in care, edited by Barry Luckock and Michelle Lefevre. BAAF, pp 273-280, 2008.back to top
‘Concurrent Planning: A retrospective study of the continuities and discontinuities of care, and their impact on the development of infants and young children placed for adoption by the Coram Concurrent Planning Project’ by Jenny Kenrick, Adoption and Fostering, volume 34, no 1, BAAF, 2010.
The Role of Concurrent Planning - Making permanent placements for young children, by Elizabeth Monck, Jill Reynolds and Valerie Wigfall. BAAF, 2003.back to top