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Adoption | Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Coram is hosting its first adoption information event in Brixton this month to highlight the urgent need for prospective adopters within the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to come forward.
Rights | Thursday 16th May 2019
Coram has said that today's report from the Children's Commissioner for England on the hundreds of 'invisible' children locked up by the state reveals an 'alarming safeguarding failure'.
House of Lords debate asks what can be done to improve the educational experiences of adopted childrenAdoption | Wednesday 15th May 2019
The educational experience and attainment of adopted children was the focus of a debate held in the House of Lords yesterday (14 May), which was attended by Lord Russell of Liverpool, a governor of Coram.
Achievements | Monday 13th May 2019
Maya Alexander, our Corporate Partnerships Executive reflects on this year's London Marathon and the incredible support that Coram received.
Events | Thursday 9th May 2019
Sir Keir Starmer QC MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has lamented that the government made ‘a political choice’ not to transpose the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, with its explicit commitment to the fundamental rights of the child, into domestic law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. He also joined Coram in calling for the full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into UK law.
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.
Community | Tuesday 16th April 2019
Please note the Coram offices will be closed for the UK bank holidays on Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April
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.