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Rights | Tuesday 30th June 2020
With one year to go to the close of the EU Settlement Scheme, thousands of children are at risk of being left without status after Brexit, and the Home Office and local authorities need a comprehensive plan to ensure children are not left in limbo from 1 July 2021. That is the key conclusion of the 'Children left out? Securing children’s rights to stay in the UK beyond Brexit' report published today by Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC).
Events | Monday 29th June 2020
Coram Voice's awards ceremony for Voices 2020, its creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers, sponsored by UK management consultancy Cadence Innova, will take place online for the first time due to ongoing lockdown restrictions.
Achievements | Thursday 25th June 2020
The Coram Group has today published its Digest 2019/20, setting out how it has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, young people and families over the last 12 months.
Other news | Tuesday 23rd June 2020
The Guardian has published an obituary for our colleague Roana Roach, training manager at CoramBAAF, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Other news | Monday 22nd June 2020
The death of George Floyd has been a shocking reminder of how much things still need to change not only in the United States but here in the UK too. Combined as it is with the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 virus is having on some communities, it is a wake-up call to us all.
Other news | Monday 1st June 2020
The Coram Group has been in the news throughout the lockdown, with a number of stories focusing on how our charities have sought to continue delivering services to children, young people and families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coram Life Education launches free teaching toolkit to support children’s health and wellbeing when schools reopenOther news | Tuesday 26th May 2020
Coram Life Education has launched a free online toolkit for primary school teachers, supporting pupils’ mental health as they adjust to a new school environment post-lockdown.
The closure of childcare settings as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused immediate issues for many families as they struggle to balance work and childcare, Coram policy experts have advised in written evidence published today.
Events | Wednesday 20th May 2020
The past, present and – post-Covid-19 – future of children’s services was the theme of an event earlier today headed by CEO Dr Carol Homden and the President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Jenny Coles, attended by 80 children’s sector professionals.
Adoption | Monday 18th May 2020
In a piece published in the Guardian Society's regular feature, My Working Week, Coram social worker Allyce Green describes how the lockdown is having an impact on adoption practice.