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We are pleased today to welcome the Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) to the Coram Group of charities. The partnership was announced in February, and SSF will now become the Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation (Coram SSF).
Other news | Monday 30th March 2020
In an extended interview in today’s Financial Times, Coram CEO Dr Carol Homden explains how Coram has grown from being a relatively narrow focused charity which concentrated on providing alternative care for children into a Group that has grown by amalgamation, containing nine (soon to be ten) organisations all working to create better chances for children.
Events | Thursday 26th March 2020
On 26 February, Coram was pleased to welcome leading writers for a literary panel conversation at the Foundling Museum, in the latest of its 'Inspiring Women' series of events.
Coram CEO says safety of vulnerable children must remain a priority following government's announcement of school closuresOther news | Thursday 19th March 2020
Coram CEO, Dr Carol Homden spoke to BBC Radio Kent this morning (Thursday 19 March 2020), following the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday that all schools, colleges and nurseries across the country will close indefinitely from tomorrow, with an exception for children of key workers and vulnerable children, including those who have a social worker and those with special educational needs.
Other news | Wednesday 18th March 2020
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Other news | Monday 16th March 2020
Coram has been nominated by the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care to run the first ever randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Family Group Conferencing in the UK. Dr Sarah Taylor, Coram’s Head of Impact & Evaluation, explains why Coram is leading the RCT and how it will work.
The new Parliament has to make the needs of children and young people a priority after an extended period in the nation’s political life when their interests and voice have been neglected – that is the key message in the Call for Change published today by Coram.
Adoption | Tuesday 10th March 2020
Today the bi-borough councils of Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea* have joined other local authorities across London to become part of Coram Ambitious for Adoption, the capital’s first Regional Adoption Agency (RAA).
Young people | Wednesday 4th March 2020
Coram Voice has today (4 March) released a new insight paper, as part of its Bright Spots programme, looking at how stigma around care affects children in care and care leavers.
Children’s Minister Vicky Ford has announced that the Department for Education will renew funding for Coram Voice to continue to deliver Always Heard, the national advocacy helpline and safety net for care experienced children and young people (0-25 years old) in England.