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Young people | Thursday 17th September 2020
John Simmonds, Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF, has been announced as a member of the UK Trauma Council, launched today to drive positive change in the care and support provided to children and young people who have been exposed to traumatic events.
Adoption | Wednesday 16th September 2020
As the national adoption campaign #YouCanAdopt gets underway, read the 'My Working Week' feature in The Guardian from back in May, where Coram social worker Allyce Green describes how the pandemic is impacting on adoption practice.
Coram reports 24% rise in adoption enquiries despite the pandemic, but more families needed to meet demandAdoption | Tuesday 15th September 2020
Coram Ambitious for Adoption has reported a big rise in enquiries from prospective adopters over the past six months despite the disruption resulting from the pandemic and lockdown measures.
Royalties from 500 Words: Black Lives Matter book out today to enable Coram Beanstalk to help more childrenFundraising | Thursday 3rd September 2020
An inspiring collection of short stories submitted by children to the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition run by Virgin Radio in July is published today, with all royalties to be matched by publisher Bonnier Books and donated to Coram Beanstalk, enabling the reading charity to reach even more children in Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities who need reading support.
Rights | Tuesday 25th August 2020
The mental health and wellbeing of children should be prioritised as the nation's children children return to school after months of lockdown, say Coram's experts.
Care experienced young people are being given the chance to become 'Ambassadors' at A National Voice to help improve the care system
Rights | Thursday 30th July 2020
In a blog for World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), Rosie Lord and Kara Apland from Coram International discuss how the global disruption caused by the pandemic could force more children and their families into situations of exploitation
Rights | Monday 27th July 2020
Coram has reaffirmed its support for the Judicial Review starting today in the High Court requesting that legal protections for children in care, removed or diluted by the government by the laying of Statutory Instrument 445 on 23 April this year, be reinstated.
Fundraising | Monday 27th July 2020
Coram Beanstalk has today teamed up with corporate partner Very to feature its new fundraising campaign in national and local newspapers across the country and encourage families to rediscover the joy of reading together.
Young people | Wednesday 15th July 2020
Last night (Wednesday 15 July), the charity Coram Voice announced the winners of Voices 2020, its fifth annual creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers, sponsored by UK management consultancy Cadence Innova