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Adoption | Wednesday 14th October 2020
As part of National Adoption Week (12-18 October), Coram’s CEO, Dr Carol Homden, met with the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, for a Q&A on the government's ambitions for adoption.
Adoption | Tuesday 13th October 2020
Black children wait longer for an adoptive family than any other ethnic group, according to statistics released this National Adoption Week (12-18 October).
Young people | Monday 12th October 2020
This World Mental Health Day, Coram’s Young Citizens launched a new animation, sharing their experiences to help other young people who may be struggling with their mental health.
Adoption | Monday 12th October 2020
As National Adoption Week 2020 gets under way, Coram, the oldest children's charity in the UK, is supporting a range of initiatives designed to raise understanding of the adoption process, and encourage more families from a diverse range of backgrounds to come forward as prospective adopters.
Fundraising | Thursday 8th October 2020
We are one week into our brand new fundraising event, Challenge 1739. We’ve got over 30 people signed up to raise vital funds for vulnerable children and get fit this October – will you join them?
Fundraising | Wednesday 7th October 2020
Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation (CSSF) has been chosen to feature in BBC Radio 4’s Charity Appeal for a week starting this Sunday (11 October).
Rights | Thursday 1st October 2020
Coram is reflecting, celebrating and sharing experiences during Black History Month
Adoption | Thursday 1st October 2020
CoramBAAF is today celebrating 40 years since its formation in 1980 with a virtual event for members that will hear key speakers consider how the children’s sector has evolved over the last 40 years, with contributors including ADCS president Jenny Coles, CoramBAAF’s director of policy, research and development Dr John Simmonds, and University of East Anglia professor of social work Elsbeth Neil.
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.