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Rights | Thursday 4th April 2019
Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) has today joined Citizens UK, Let Us Learn and others to call for the Home Office to stop making a profit on children’s immigration and citizenship applications, on the day the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) publishes his report on fees.
Coram has committed to work with partners in government, local authorities, charities and schools to deliver effective practical solutions aimed at tackling the current rise in knife crime, following its first ever sector-wide knife crime seminar yesterday.
The Children and Families Minister opens Coram Voice’s event marking its first ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’ studyYoung people | Wednesday 3rd April 2019
The Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP was among the speakers at Coram Voice’s Bright Spots event on 1 April which focused on the charity’s first study of care leavers’ wellbeing: ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’.
New Coram Voice findings show that young people leaving care are seven times more likely to have low life satisfaction than their peersYoung people | Friday 29th March 2019
A new survey of young people aged 16-25 leaving the care system has found that almost one in four (23%) have low life satisfaction, compared to just 3% of 16-24 year olds in the general population.
Fundraising | Friday 29th March 2019
So far Team Coram has raised over £6,000 in support of our vital services – well done to everyone who supported.
EU national children risk becoming ‘2nd Windrush generation’ under current policy, warns Coram report
Many EU national children and young people who have grown up in the UK are at risk of becoming a ‘2nd Windrush’ generation, unable to work, open a bank account or drive a car and effectively barred from college, university and secondary healthcare. Uncertain futures: the EU settlement scheme and children and young people's right to remain in the UK, a new report from Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), sets out the risk caused by the complexity of many cases and lack of legal advice on how to secure permanent status post-Brexit.
Adoption | Wednesday 13th March 2019
Coram’s CEO Dr Carol Homden is interviewed in today’s Guardian (13.03) about the imminent suspension of the statutory Adoption Register for England, the child-led matching service which has been operating since 2001.
Adoption | Friday 1st March 2019
Coram is supporting the call for more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to consider adoption this LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week (4-10 March 2019).
Parents and carers | Thursday 28th February 2019
Parents now pay an average of £127 per week, or over £6,600 per year, for just a part time nursery place, according to new research from Coram Family and Childcare. The Childcare Survey 2019 – the 19th annual survey – finds prices have risen by 3 per cent in the last year.
Today, 25 February, Parliament is debating new government guidance on the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from 2020, including a debate on a petition calling for parents to be able to withdraw their children from RSE when it becomes statutory in 2020.