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New Coram survey on public attitudes to children in care and care leavers finds sympathy but also negative judgementsYoung people | Thursday 1st April 2021
A new Coram survey on public attitudes to children in care and care leavers is published today to mark the first Care Experienced History Month UK
Young people | Friday 19th March 2021
Julian Brown, a 20-year-old care leaver, today launches Foundling: Found, a new fortnightly podcast series in partnership with Coram, exploring how children in care have been depicted from the early days of the Foundling Hospital up to the present day.
Coram, local authorities and private sector partners join to launch innovation ‘incubator’ for children’s care sectorAchievements | Wednesday 10th March 2021
Eight local authorities along with Microsoft and EY have today joined with Coram, the country’s first children’s charity, to launch the Coram Innovation Incubator (CII).
Parents and carers | Tuesday 9th March 2021
Britain’s parents are paying 4% more for childcare for children under two, and 5% more for children aged two than they were one year ago, according to the country’s most comprehensive annual survey of childcare costs, published today. Coram Family and Childcare’s 21st annual Childcare Survey finds that parents have faced childcare costs rising well ahead of inflation and are now paying an average of £138 per week - over £7,000 per year - for a part-time nursery place for a child under two.
Fundraising | Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Coram Beanstalk and its charity partner Very.co.uk are changing the story of World Book Day this year to cheer up children – and the streets they live on – during lockdown.
Young people | Wednesday 24th February 2021
Coram today launches #RealStoriesOfCare, a new digital campaign, led by care-experienced young people, which aims to explore the personal stories of care-experienced children and young people today and through history.
Thirty Coram Beanstalk and Coram Life Education partner schools to receive new laptops and education packs donated by The Very GroupFundraising | Monday 22nd February 2021
Coram is delighted to announce that 30 schools working with Coram Beanstalk and Coram Life Education across Liverpool, Bolton and the East Midlands will receive 300 laptops and education packs as part of Coram Beanstalk’s ongoing partnership with The Very Group.
Other news | Friday 19th February 2021
Voices Through Time: The Story of Care programme manager, Amy Cotterill and former Foundling Hospital pupil, John Caldicott were interviewed on BBC London’s Jo Good show following the launch of Coram’s ambitious project to digitise its archive dating back to when it was established as the Foundling Hospital in 1739.
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.