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    Helping your child to sleep

    Adoption Creative Therapies | Tuesday 26th November 2019 | Kent Post Adoption Support Team (PAST) | 34 Downloads

    Sleep difficulties occur in approximately 48-70% of adopted children compared to roughly 25% of the general child population. We have put together this booklet which includes information about why adopted children may be more vulnerable to sleep difficulties and some of the strategies that families have found useful with their child or young person.

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    Keynote speech by Sir James Munby (Coram permanence event, Nov 2019)

    Fostering for Adoption | Monday 25th November 2019 | 0Download

    What is permanence? The lawyer’s first reaction is probably to think of the different legal frameworks by which we seek to achieve permanence. But that is to miss what I suggest is the bigger picture. I want to focus instead on the definition used in Guidance for the Children Act 1989:

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    'Creating Belonging' - John Diamond, CEO of Mulberry Bush (Coram permanence event, Nov 2019)

    Fostering for Adoption | Monday 25th November 2019 | 0Download

    I would like to thank Renuka and the Coram Team for inviting me to speak at this event. The Mulberry Bush is a national charity which runs the MBS in Oxfordshire and extended community services. Clearly residential care is not about creating permanence but it has an important role of preparing children for permanence, by providing children with a sense of belonging through: 1. Stability of placement 2. Opportunities for internalising good individual and group relationships (social /emotional and educational learning) 3. Daily experiences with a highly trained and well supported staff group

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    Young people helping others: Evaluation of the HALO programme of help, advice and legal opportunity

    Young people | Monday 4th November 2019 | Hannah Lawrence and Zhulen Ali | 12 Downloads

    Coram's HALO programme gives 16 to 25-year olds the opportunity to help other children and young people.

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    Data Visualisation in Children's Social Care

    Evaluation Professionals Sharing learning Young people | Thursday 4th July 2019 | Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent | 43 Downloads

    New research published today by Coram demonstrates the enormous potential of data visualisation to improve decision-making and performance in children’s social care.

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    Rights without Remedies seminar: full speech by Sir Keir Starmer

    Policy responses | Thursday 9th May 2019 | 40 Downloads

    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.

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    Executive summary : Unfair results - Pupil and parent views on school exclusion

    Evaluation | Thursday 2nd May 2019 | Olivia Michelmore and Dr Jeff Mesie | 51 Downloads

    Between July and October 2018 Coram conducted research with parents and pupils to understand their views and experiences on exclusion.

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    Unfair results : Pupil and parent views on school exclusion

    Evaluation | Thursday 21st February 2019 | Olivia Michelmore and Dr Jeff Mesie | 135 Downloads

    Between July and October 2018 Coram conducted research with parents and pupils to understand their views and experiences on exclusion.

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    Think Siblings: findings from a national survey of adopters

    Adoption | Tuesday 18th September 2018 | Hannah Lawrence | 47 Downloads

    Coram’s Impact and Evaluation team created an online survey for adopters in January 2017. The survey link was sent to adopters via Adoption UK, Coram and First4Adoption. There were 414 responses. All English regions were represented in the survey along with respondents living in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This report presents the findings from the survey.

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    Think Siblings Project: Final Report

    Adoption | Thursday 6th September 2018 | Lauren Butcher and Dr Helen Upright, Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption Sibling Project March 2018 | 100 Downloads

    The Think Siblings Project: Final Report is a resource for social work practitioners comprising a literature review and research with practical tools for their everyday work