Read our news updates below to find out about our latest developments, views and fundraising work.
Essex County Council has admitted operating a flawed practice of turning homeless children away from care following a successful judicial review challenge brought on behalf of a 16 year old homeless child by Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), based in Colchester.
Other news | Wednesday 19th June 2019
The House of Lords have passed a motion regretting the closure of the Adoption Register for England following a debate in which a number of peers spoke of their concerns of the impact of the closure on the most vulnerable children awaiting adoption.
Achievements | Friday 14th June 2019
This Refugee Week 2019 Coram are proud to announce that Young Citizens, Coram’s ambassador programme for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds has been awarded the prestigious Diana Award for the groups’ outstanding contribution to society.
Young people | Friday 14th June 2019
Coram is proud to support this year’s Refugee Week (17-23 June) with exciting new initiatives involving young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, highlighting the issues they face and their hopes for the future. The 2019 theme is ‘You, me and those who came before’, and the aim is to celebrate the talent and expertise that refugees bring with them to the UK.
Fundraising | Thursday 13th June 2019
Coram Beanstalk is delighted to announce that the i newspaper has today launched a nationwide campaign to encourage readers to help spread the magic of books and reading by volunteering with Coram Beanstalk – supporting children in early years settings and primary schools to read well and with confidence across the country.
Today, the Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield published the ‘Advocacy for Children' report. This report intends to build on research conducted in 2016 into the provision of advocacy across England, which found substantial variation across local authorities. 'Advocacy for Children' was guided by an expert working group, including Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice on behalf of the National Children’s Advocacy Consortium.
Events | Tuesday 11th June 2019
To mark Refugee Week (17-23 June), an exhibition of photos showcasing the aspirations of Coram’s Young Citizens, young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, will be displayed at the Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) in Brighton.
Adoption | Friday 7th June 2019
Coram and local authorities across London have launched the capital’s first Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), bringing together expertise to match more of the children waiting to be adopted more quickly with their new families.
Parents and carers | Thursday 6th June 2019
Nearly two in three local authorities in London do not have enough childcare to meet the demand from parents and carers of 5-11 year olds according to research published today by Coram Family and Childcare, supported by Trust for London.