New Belongings was a three-year programme (2019-2022) delivered by Coram Voice to support eight local authorities in England to better engage their care leavers in service improvements. Though better engagement and involvement of young people as experts in their own experience, the programme aimed to encourage local authorities to improve their support for young care leavers.
Sir Keir Starmer QC MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has lamented that the government made ‘a political choice’ not to transpose the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, with its explicit commitment to the fundamental rights of the child, into domestic law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. He also joined Coram in calling for the full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into UK law, at our Rights without Remedies seminar held at Coram on 2nd May 2019.
Between July and October 2018 Coram conducted research with parents and pupils to understand their views and experiences on exclusion.
Find out how Coram and Coram International helped to deliver the Office of the Children's Commissioner’s Report on Vulnerability, to enumerate and understand the experiences of vulnerable children.
During 2014-2015, Coram Voice supported 3,719 children and young people to get their voices heard, challenge things they were unhappy with, and access what was rightfully theirs. Read more about the young people we work with in this report.
In the UK today, there are over 67,000 children and young people reliant on the state for their care and wellbeing, with 360,000 more needing some level of support from children's services. Coram Voice provides children with a professional adult who will listen to them, establish their wishes, opinions and fears, and work with the child and the system to ensure the child's voice is heard