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Young people | Thursday 15th November 2018
New findings from the largest annual survey measuring the wellbeing of children and young people in care reveal that nearly half (49%) of 4-7 year olds and a third (33%) of 8-11 year olds do not fully understand why they are in care.
Yesterday (23 October) Coram hosted 'In the Footsteps of Thomas Coram', an event with Sir Al Aynsley-Green, the first children’s commissioner for England, to discuss the issues raised in his new book 'The British Betrayal of Childhood', and the impact that Thomas Coram has had on his career.
Coram joins campaign urging the Government to put children and young people at the heart of spending decisions
Ahead of the 2018 Budget, Coram is one of 120 organisations supporting the Children at the Heart campaign, calling for children and young people to be put at the heart of Government spending plans.
Adoption | Friday 19th October 2018
National Adoption Week (15-21 October) is a campaign to raise awareness of the adoption process, and the importance finding loving permanent families for vulnerable children. We want to share the real-life stories of adoption, showing the many different adoptive parents that are out there and de-bunking some of the myths about who can adopt. Here some of Coram’s adoptive parents share their stories.
Adoption | Thursday 18th October 2018
A letter to the editor highlighting the pressures in the adoption system signed by Coram and a number of other independent adoption agencies has been published in today's Daily Telegraph. A full copy of the letter can be seen below
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.