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Coram receives largest single gift in its history: £4m Paul Hamlyn Foundation endowment to support children’s rights and voice
Coram has today received the largest single gift in its history. The £4m gift from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) will fund The Hamlyn Endowment for the Rights and Voice of Children, providing a significant boost to Coram’s work advancing the rights of children and young people and ensuring that their voices are heard, and providing legal services for vulnerable children and their families.
Young people | Thursday 11th April 2019
On Wednesday 10 April, Coram Voice announced the winners of Voices 2019, its national writing competition for children in care and young care leavers, at a ceremony held at Havas Kings Cross, and hosted for the third year running by actor and former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi.
Coram has committed to work with partners in government, local authorities, charities and schools to deliver effective practical solutions aimed at tackling the current rise in knife crime, following its first ever sector-wide knife crime seminar yesterday.
The Children and Families Minister opens Coram Voice’s event marking its first ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’ studyYoung people | Wednesday 3rd April 2019
The Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP was among the speakers at Coram Voice’s Bright Spots event on 1 April which focused on the charity’s first study of care leavers’ wellbeing: ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’.
New Coram Voice findings show that young people leaving care are seven times more likely to have low life satisfaction than their peersYoung people | Friday 29th March 2019
A new survey of young people aged 16-25 leaving the care system has found that almost one in four (23%) have low life satisfaction, compared to just 3% of 16-24 year olds in the general population.
EU national children risk becoming ‘2nd Windrush generation’ under current policy, warns Coram report
Many EU national children and young people who have grown up in the UK are at risk of becoming a ‘2nd Windrush’ generation, unable to work, open a bank account or drive a car and effectively barred from college, university and secondary healthcare. Uncertain futures: the EU settlement scheme and children and young people's right to remain in the UK, a new report from Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), sets out the risk caused by the complexity of many cases and lack of legal advice on how to secure permanent status post-Brexit.
Today, 25 February, Parliament is debating new government guidance on the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from 2020, including a debate on a petition calling for parents to be able to withdraw their children from RSE when it becomes statutory in 2020.
Children from local schools and pre-schools across Liverpool welcomed Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to Liverpool Central Library on 12 February to mark two years of Story Starters – a reading programme delivered by national charity, Coram Beanstalk, which trains volunteers to work with children aged 3-5 and introduces them to the world of books and stories.
Young people | Friday 25th January 2019
Voices 2019, Coram Voice’s annual writing competition for children in care and care leavers, is open for entries.
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.