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Dr John Simmonds, OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s National Adoption Week Awards, hosted on Tuesday 16 October 2018.
Adoption | Monday 15th October 2018
Coinciding with the beginning of National Adoption Week, Kevin Yong of Coram-i has written a blog for LocalGov highlighting the latest data of the adoption system, and explaining what it means for the children waiting to be adopted. The figures were analysed over a four year period, and raises the concern as to whether the benefits of the Government’s investment into adoption reform are now being lost.
For every adopter in England, there are almost three children waiting for adoption: Coram supports National Adoption WeekAdoption | Monday 15th October 2018
As National Adoption Week 2018 begins, the latest data shows that the number of children waiting to be adopted outnumbers possible adopters by almost three to one in England, meaning that many children are at risk of missing out on the chance of a loving, stable home.
Events | Thursday 20th September 2018
Coram, the UK’s first children’s charity, is hosting a new exhibition about the extraordinary life of its founder Thomas Coram at its historic campus in Bloomsbury to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer of children’s rights and welfare
Peter Capaldi urges the public to get behind Coram’s Crowdfunding Campaign this National Read a Book Day
To mark National Read a Book Day, former Doctor Who star and long-time Coram supporter Peter Capaldi has called upon the public to support Coram’s crowdfunding campaign to enable us to send a copy of our new children’s book Captain Coram: Champion for Children to every school in the UK.
New research by Coram uncovers the positive impact of schools programme helping young carers to thrive in educationYoung people | Tuesday 4th September 2018
Today (4 September 2018), Coram has published a new report highlighting the positive impact a programme in schools is having on young carers’ wellbeing, confidence and academic attainment.
Rights | Friday 24th August 2018
The Children Act, starring Dame Emma Thompson, opens in UK cinemas today (24 August), and explores how society treats children and how decisions about their welfare are made in complicated contexts and circumstances.
On Sunday 29 July, over 100,000 cyclists took part in a record-breaking RideLondon 100, cycling to raise £3million for their chosen charities. Coram’s team, made up of 15 incredible cyclists from adopters to accountants, put their pedal to the medal in support of our vital services.
Today (25 July 2018), the Education Select Committee published its report 'Forgotten children: alternative provision and the scandal of ever increasing exclusions’ raising concerns about the excessive use of both formal and informal school exclusions.
Parents and carers | Tuesday 24th July 2018
Coram and the Family and Childcare Trust are pleased to announce that the Family and Childcare Trust is joining the Coram group of charities to become Coram Family and Childcare