Infancy contact

Building on research by child psychotherapist Jenny Kenrick published in 2009, Coram has been raising awareness of the impact of contact arrangements on vulnerable infants who are the subject of care proceedings.

girl staring intenselyCoram’s response to the Department for Education’s (DfE) Review of Contact Arrangements for Children in Care (August 2012) is an example of how we influence policy. It highlights the need for improved guidance to ensure the infant’s experience is taken into account when making contact arrangements.

Improving practice

Coram Practice Notes are aimed at service managers and practitioners, and set out briefly the key points Coram suggests should be considered in improving practice. 

To find out more, please contact our Policy and Research team on 020 7520 0325 or at

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