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Other news | Wednesday 18th March 2020
Updated on 20 March 2020
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.
Adoption | Monday 2nd March 2020
Coram is proud to support LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week which starts today (2 March) and is encouraging anyone in the LGBT+ community considering adoption to come forward.
Parents and carers | Wednesday 26th February 2020
Britain’s parents are paying 5% more for childcare for the under-twos than they were one year ago, according to Coram Family and Childcare’s 20th annual Childcare Survey published today. The survey finds that parents have been hit by childcare costs rising well ahead of inflation, and are now paying an average of £131.61 per week, or over £6,800 per year, for a part-time nursery place.
Young people | Wednesday 12th February 2020
Coram and Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) are today announcing that SSF will be joining the Coram Group of charities on 1 April, to become Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation.
Fundraising | Wednesday 12th February 2020
Coram Beanstalk was unveiled as The Very Group’s new partner at a dinner at the digital retailer’s Liverpool headquarters last night (11 February 2020).