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  • Coram-i and Croydon Council

    Coram-i · Fostering · Permanence · Sharing Learning

    Coram-i and Croydon Council

    5 Jan 2021

    We are pleased to announce that the contract between Coram-i and Croydon Council has now come to a successful end. In 2018 the London borough of Croydon decided to end its dependence on external agencies for the provision of its foster carers. The LA, with a looked after population of…

  • Socially-distanced Adoption Activity Day


    Socially-distanced Adoption Activity Day

    13 Aug 2020

    After months of lockdown and a few postponed Adoption Activity Days (AADs), we were delighted to run our first socially-distanced AAD at the Coram Campus on 30 July. With delays affecting every stage of the adoption system, the important work of family finding must continue. For many children attending an…

  • The challenge of ‘permanence’

    Coram-i · Events · Permanence

    The challenge of ‘permanence’

    10 Jan 2020

    Over 100 young people and professionals came together at Coram’s event on how to achieve permanence for children and young people in care. The audience on 25 November 2019 heard ideas and experiences about the idea of ‘permanence’ – which is much more than just a placement. The audience…

  • London Schools – did you know?

    Coram-i · Data analysis

    London Schools – did you know?

    30 Oct 2019

    Our friends at SchoolDash have shared with us some interesting insights into London they have gleaned from the data they have collated for their SchoolDash product and we thought you might like to see it. Go to their website to see more! 1. London has the…

  • Why are so many Roma young people excluded from school?


    Why are so many Roma young people excluded from school?

    22 Aug 2019

    Earlier this year Coram published its report ‘Unfair results: pupil and parent views on school exclusion’ which contributed to the recent government review of school exclusions. We focused on hearing the views of parents whose child had been excluded and also children with and without personal experience of exclusion.

  • The child behind the profile – Activity Days for Fostering

    Activity Days · Coram-i · Fostering

    The child behind the profile – Activity Days for Fostering

    26 Jun 2019

    Adoption Activity Days, an opportunity for prospective adopters to meet children awaiting adoption, are now a well-established means of family finding. However, facilitating the same opportunity for children requiring permanency via fostering is still a relatively new concept. On the 31st March 2018, just over 53,000 children and young…

  • Missing looked after children


    Missing looked after children

    26 Mar 2019

    The latest data on children looked after in England (including adoption) was published in November 2018[1]. There are some continuing trends in the looked after children (LAC) data, including the continued fall in the number of LAC who are being adopted, which we have discussed in previous blog…

  • The Impact of the Adoption Register

    Adoption · Coram-i · Data analysis · Matching

    The Impact of the Adoption Register

    4 Mar 2019

    Analysis has shown that there is a national shortage of adopters with a 7% decline in the number of people approved as adopters, according to a 2018 data recently published by the Adoption Leadership Board. Despite a rise in the number of children taken into care, the sector is facing…

  • Adoption data and Collective Matching

    Adoption · Coram-i · Data analysis · Matching · Regional adoption agencies

    Adoption data and Collective Matching

    12 Feb 2019

    Last week the ASGLB published data on adoption covering the period 1 April to 30 September 2018 [1]. It is the first time in several years that the ASGLB has published the latest available data before the next round of data collection is completed, and is the closest…

  • Ofsted’s annual fostering data collection 2017/18

    Data analysis · Fostering

    Ofsted’s annual fostering data collection 2017/18

    5 Feb 2019

    Data on fostering in England for 2017/18 [1] was published at the end of January and while it contains some interesting insights it raises a lot more questions than it answers. For a start the data is collected by Ofsted via an annual data return [2] and…

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