News and blogs
Read our news updates below to find out about our latest developments, views and fundraising work.
View our news archive.
Other news | Thursday 26th November 2020
Coram is delighted to announce the appointment of Ellen Broomé as the new managing director of CoramBAAF. Ellen will start in her new role in February 2020, with interim managing director Kevin Lowe stepping down.
Young people | Wednesday 25th November 2020
Analysis from the largest survey of care leavers’ well-being in England has shown significant differences in the experience of care leavers between local authorities.
Thousands of children from over two hundred schools nationwide performed the works of Shakespeare in a unique initiative, One Night of Shakespeare, broadcast online on Friday 20 November.
Voices of care-experienced children and young people must be at the heart of government care review, says Coram Voice reportOther news | Thursday 12th November 2020
The voices of care-experienced children and young people must be at the heart of the Government’s imminent review of children’s social care – that is the message of a briefing published today by Coram Voice and the Rees Centre that gives care-experienced young people the opportunity to tell policy makers directly how they believe the current system needs to change.
Coram has responded to new reports published today by the Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, on the thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a 'broken residential care home market'.
Other news | Thursday 5th November 2020
The evaluation report of a Coram-i project that has made a positive difference to improving the experience of children in foster care in four partner local authorities has been published today by the Department for Education as part of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.
Fundraising | Monday 2nd November 2020
This October we asked our amazing supporters to get fit and raise money for vulnerable children with Challenge 1739 – our new fundraising event. We asked participants to take inspiration from the number 1739 – the year we were founded – to create personal challenges at home or outside.
Young people | Friday 30th October 2020
A new analysis of the views and experiences of over 1,800 care leavers in England has identified 10 key issues that lead to high wellbeing. An executive summary of the report ‘What Makes Life Good, Care leavers’ Views on their Wellbeing’, published today by Coram Voice in collaboration with The Rees Centre*, has found that high wellbeing in care leavers is associated with feeling less lonely and stressed, happier with how they look, feeling settled, positive about the future and experiencing positive feelings and emotions.
Adoption | Wednesday 14th October 2020
As part of National Adoption Week (12-18 October), Coram’s CEO, Dr Carol Homden, met with the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, for a Q&A on the government's ambitions for adoption.
Adoption | Tuesday 13th October 2020
Black children wait longer for an adoptive family than any other ethnic group, according to statistics released this National Adoption Week (12-18 October).