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New report from All-Party Group for Adoption and Permanence calls for long-term support for traumatised childrenAdoption | Tuesday 16th July 2019
In response to the uncertainty of funding for the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) beyond 2020, the All-Party Group for Adoption and Permanence (APPG) – supported by charities Adoption UK and Home for Good - has conducted an inquiry looking at the future of support, and this week published a report, Investing in Families, summarising its findings and proposing a number of changes to the fund.
New Coram Family and Childcare report finds working parents facing holiday childcare bill of up to £800Parents and carers | Tuesday 16th July 2019
Holiday childcare prices have risen by 3% in Britain since last summer, bringing the average parents now pay for one week of holiday childcare to £138 – more than double the price parents pay for after-school clubs during term time.
Events | Monday 8th July 2019
Following triumphant performances of Pericles at the National Theatre in summer 2018, Coram is delighted to have our young people involved in the next Public Acts production of As You Like It, which will play from 24 – 27 August.
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.
Other news | Wednesday 19th June 2019
The House of Lords have passed a motion regretting the closure of the Adoption Register for England following a debate in which a number of peers spoke of their concerns of the impact of the closure on the most vulnerable children awaiting adoption.
Achievements | Friday 14th June 2019
This Refugee Week 2019 Coram are proud to announce that Young Citizens, Coram’s ambassador programme for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds has been awarded the prestigious Diana Award for the groups’ outstanding contribution to society.
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.
Fundraising | Thursday 13th June 2019
Coram Beanstalk is delighted to announce that the i newspaper has today launched a nationwide campaign to encourage readers to help spread the magic of books and reading by volunteering with Coram Beanstalk – supporting children in early years settings and primary schools to read well and with confidence across the country.