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Young people | Friday 14th June 2019
Coram is proud to support this year’s Refugee Week (17-23 June) with exciting new initiatives involving young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, highlighting the issues they face and their hopes for the future. The 2019 theme is ‘You, me and those who came before’, and the aim is to celebrate the talent and expertise that refugees bring with them to the UK.
Today, the Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield published the ‘Advocacy for Children' report. This report intends to build on research conducted in 2016 into the provision of advocacy across England, which found substantial variation across local authorities. 'Advocacy for Children' was guided by an expert working group, including Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice on behalf of the National Children’s Advocacy Consortium.
Young people | Tuesday 7th May 2019
A new report released by the children’s charity Coram has uncovered a worrying lack of support for children who have been excluded from school. Unfair results: pupil and parent views on school exclusion has contributed to the government review of school exclusions published today by the former Children’s Minister Edward Timpson CBE.
Young people | Tuesday 30th April 2019
Coram is one of 13 charities who are today calling on the government to do more to ease the transition into adulthood of 16 and 17 year-olds, who frequently face issues such as mental ill health, poverty and homelessness with inadequate support.
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.