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Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent, director of special projects at Coram, highlights importance of tackling ACEs in children's mental health discussionYoung people | Friday 12th February 2021
Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent OBE, director of special projects at Coram, has participated in a fascinating Government Events discussion with the eminent psychiatrist Dr. Geraldine Strathdee CBE on preventable causes of mental illness in children.
Parents and carers | Wednesday 10th February 2021
Harriet Gill, Managing Director of Education and Wellbeing for Coram, has been interviewed on BBC Radio London's Carrie and David Grant show about how children can stay safe online.
Peter Capaldi returns to host Voices creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers
Coram Voice is excited to announce that actor Peter Capaldi will return to host the sixth annual edition of Voices, the creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers across the country. The competition is open for entries from 4 February to 31 March.
A century after its release on 6th February 1921, Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature film The Kid has lost none of its freshness and relevance, and has much to teach us about love, parenting and what it means to care for a child
Achievements | Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Coram today embarks on the first major phase of its ambitious new Voices Through Time: The Story of Care programme, with the help of volunteer transcribers, to digitise its archive dating back to when it was established as the Foundling Hospital in 1739.
Other news | Monday 25th January 2021
Coram’s ambitious new programme, Voices Through Time: The Story of Care, has been chosen by family history magazine Who Do You Think You Are? as one of the projects for its popular annual Transcription Tuesday event, taking place on 2 February.
Young people | Friday 15th January 2021
Coram has welcomed today's launch (15 January) of the government's independent Care Review.
Coram’s education charities launch free resources to support children’s wellbeing, literacy and learning at home
Coram’s education charities, Coram Life Education, Coram Beanstalk and Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, have developed a programme of free online resources for teachers and parents to use during the lockdown, helping to boost children’s emotional wellbeing as well as their academic learning at this time.
Experts from CoramBAAF have published a series of articles in Children and Young People Now magazine to reflect on the last four decades of children’s social care as well as important current trends.
Over half of local authorities in England anticipate permanent closure of childcare providers after Covid funding endsParents and carers | Monday 21st December 2020
As the Government confirmed that funding arrangements to support the childcare sector through the pandemic will end in January*, new research reveals that over half (58%) of local authorities in England believe local childcare providers will permanently close as a result of this support being withdrawn.