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Coram CEO Dr Carol Homden interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and LBC on social media contact between adopted children and birth familiesAdoption | Thursday 13th May 2021
Coram’s CEO, Dr Carol Homden, was interviewed on two national radio stations this morning (13 May), following a story broadcast yesterday on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme featuring a couple whose adopted children had broken off contact with them after establishing contact with their birth family on social media.
Coram Children’s Legal Centre has joined with Liberty and Inclusion London to intervene in a landmark case which will be heard in the Supreme Court today. The interveners seek to ensure that the rights of children and disabled people to seek redress and compensation for data breaches by companies and other bodies that mishandle their personal information are protected.
Adoption | Friday 23rd April 2021
To encourage more people to consider adopting brother and sister groups, national, voluntary, and regional adoption agencies across the country, including Coram, have come together today (23 April) to launch a new nationwide #YouCanAdopt campaign that highlights the benefits of adopting more than one child and celebrates the bond of brothers and sisters.
Fundraising | Wednesday 7th April 2021
Coram has launched a brand new virtual fundraising event - the Running Tracks Challenge.
Adoption | Thursday 1st April 2021
Slough Borough Council has today joined other local authorities across London to become part of Coram Ambitious for Adoption, one of the country’s largest Regional Adoption Agencies.
New Coram survey on public attitudes to children in care and care leavers finds sympathy but also negative judgementsYoung people | Thursday 1st April 2021
A new Coram survey on public attitudes to children in care and care leavers is published today to mark the first Care Experienced History Month UK
Young people | Friday 19th March 2021
Julian Brown, a 20-year-old care leaver, today launches Foundling: Found, a new fortnightly podcast series in partnership with Coram, exploring how children in care have been depicted from the early days of the Foundling Hospital up to the present day.
Coram, local authorities and private sector partners join to launch innovation ‘incubator’ for children’s care sectorAchievements | Wednesday 10th March 2021
Eight local authorities along with Microsoft and EY have today joined with Coram, the country’s first children’s charity, to launch the Coram Innovation Incubator (CII).
Parents and carers | Tuesday 9th March 2021
Britain’s parents are paying 4% more for childcare for children under two, and 5% more for children aged two than they were one year ago, according to the country’s most comprehensive annual survey of childcare costs, published today. Coram Family and Childcare’s 21st annual Childcare Survey finds that parents have faced childcare costs rising well ahead of inflation and are now paying an average of £138 per week - over £7,000 per year - for a part-time nursery place for a child under two.
Fundraising | Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Coram Beanstalk and its charity partner Very.co.uk are changing the story of World Book Day this year to cheer up children – and the streets they live on – during lockdown.