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Celebrities | Wednesday 11th December 2019
On Tuesday 10 December, Coram was part of the ICAP Charity Day - one of the biggest fundraising events in the City of London.
Adoption | Thursday 5th December 2019
Coram has responded to new figures published today by the Department for Education showing a 4% rise in the number of looked after children over the year ending 31 March 2019, and a 7% drop in in children ceasing to be looked after due to adoption over the same period.
Celebrities | Tuesday 3rd December 2019
On Monday 2 December, over 200 guests gathered in the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew Church in Holborn for Coram’s annual Christmas Celebration, hosted by writer and broadcaster James O’Brien, and with special guest Mary Portas.
Over half of parents with young children feel lonely, with those on lowest incomes twice as likely to be affectedParents and carers | Wednesday 27th November 2019
New research published today by Coram Family and Childcare has found that over half (56%) of parents with children under five experience loneliness at least some of the time, with twice as many parents on the lowest incomes saying they often feel isolated from others as parents on the highest incomes (33% v 16%).
Events | Monday 25th November 2019
The state is failing too many children in its care and these failings are the subject of increasing concern on the part of both judges and media, said Sir James Munby, Past President of the Family Division of the High Court, in a speech today on the Coram campus. Sir James highlighted key failings in the current system and set out four areas for urgent action.
Coram is delighted to launch a new training programme run by, and for, young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds on 20 November, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Other news | Wednesday 13th November 2019
Coram is set to mark two landmark dates for the rights of children: the 30th anniversary of the Children Act 1989 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The current review process for challenging school exclusions in England is failing to provide an effective remedy for children, according to a new report published today by human rights organisation JUSTICE.
Achievements | Monday 4th November 2019
A Coram report out today sets out how its HALO (Help, Advice and Legal Opportunity) programme – an initiative giving skilled young people work opportunities and enabling them in turn to support other young people – has supported thousands of children and young people.
Other news | Monday 28th October 2019
Coram Children’s Legal Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Rosalyn Akar Grams as the new head of our Legal Practice Unit (LPU). Rosalyn succeeds Noel Arnold, who held the position for the last seven years.