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Randomised controlled trial of Family Group Conferencing at pre-proceedings stage

Children whose families were referred for Family Group Conferencing (FGC) are significantly less likely to go into care, according to results from the world’s largest study of its kind, conducted by Coram and published today.

Published 13 June 2023 By Dr Sarah Taylor, Emily Blackshaw, Hannah Lawrence, Daniel Stern, Lizzie Gilbert and Nilesh Raghoo

Findings from The Big Ask: Children in Care

Coram analysis of responses from children in care to the Children’s Commissioner’s 2021 The Big Ask survey.

Published 23 January 2023 By Dr Sarah Taylor and Hannah Lawrence

Adoption Matching – Practice Guide (2016)

This report is a practice guide that draws upon the evidence obtained from a Department for Education-funded study of matching practice in adoption services.

Published 7 November 2022 By Coram Impact & Evaluation Team

The wellbeing of children in care and care leavers – learning from the Bright Spots Programme: Strategic Briefing (2022)

This briefing provides an overview of the key messages from the Bright Spots Programme. Although it is aimed at strategic leads and senior managers, the contents are of relevance to anyone working with children in care and care leavers.

Published 1 September 2022 By Baker C, Briheim-Crookall L, Selwyn J.

Coram Family & Childcare Holiday Childcare Survey 2022

This year’s holiday childcare survey highlights variations in price rises and availability of holiday childcare both between nations and between the regions of England.

Published 19 July 2022 By Ellen Broomé, Lisa Kunwar Deer, Sam Shorto

Innovation in Social Care Assessments for Disabled Children and Young People (2017)

As part of the Department for Education’s Social Care Innovation Programme, Coram was commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children to evaluate the effectiveness of their programme to co-design new approaches to assess disabled children for statutory and non-statutory support. The programme involved five local authorities who tested new approaches with the aim of creating a more efficient and proportionate system for families.

Published 7 July 2022 By Hannah Lawrence and Rebecca Bellew, Coram