Coram Annual Review 2010

Coram is the most experienced children’s charity working to tackle the loss of hope and opportunity and to create better chances for children since 1739. In 2010 Coram gave direct help to more than 10,000 children, young people and parents

Coram’s 2010 review presents our main achievements to date and explains how we plan to improve children’s life chances in the future.

Key facts

  • Every year Coram gives direct help to more than 10,000 children, young people and their families.
  • Through Coram Life Education, we touch the lives of over 870,000 children per year.
  • The UK’s first Family Drug and Alcohol Court pilot was started in 2008 by Coram in partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and funded by the boroughs of Camden, Islington and Westminster.
  • Coram’s adoption has one of the highest placement success rates in the country. On average only 3% of Coram adoptions face disruption: the national average is 20%.
  • A free helpline, individual support, and parents’ groups are all part of Coram’s pioneering project for parents of teenagers in the London Borough of Islington. This is the only service of its kind nationally and is being piloted for three years.
  • Our research shows just how effective our Music Therapy can be in improving children’s communication, speech and relationships. Coram supported 69 children in 2008-9 with positive results shown in 92% of cases.
  • Coram’s integrated approach ensures that children’s needs can be identified earlier.
  • This year, we have provided supported accommodation for young people aged 16-21 in three London boroughs. We have helped young people to stay in school or go to college, improving their life chances and employment prospects
  • We need in excess of £100,000 every week to continue our work. 90% of our income is spent on developing and delivering services to children.