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Young people | Thursday 1st August 2019
Today the Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has published the 2019 Stability Index, an annual measure of the stability of the lives of children in care in England.
Young people | Thursday 4th July 2019
New research published today by Coram demonstrates the enormous potential of data visualisation to improve decision-making and performance in children’s social care.
Today, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, published the Childhood Vulnerability in England 2019 report.
Essex County Council has admitted operating a flawed practice of turning homeless children away from care following a successful judicial review challenge brought on behalf of a 16 year old homeless child by Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), based in Colchester.
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.