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  • Data Visualisation in Social Care

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    Data Visualisation in Social Care

    21 Dec 2018

    On Monday 10th December over 100 social care practitioners, academics and data experts gathered at Coram’s new Queen Elizabeth II Centre to share promising innovations and ideas about using data visualisation to improve the support for children who need help from local authority children’s services. Coram and its partners,…

  • Family Drug and Alcohol Court

    Family Drug & Alcohol Court · Parents & Carers · Sharing Learning

    Family Drug and Alcohol Court

    18 Dec 2018

    By Dr Sheena Webb Children with adverse experiences Most children involved with the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) have experienced a long period of instability and adversity prior to entering the service. Returning to a safer home environment, with parents who are no longer using substances, is clearly beneficial…

  • Adoption in England – can we predict the state of the system?

    Adoption · Coram-i · Matching · Regional adoption agencies

    Adoption in England – can we predict the state of the system?

    3 Dec 2018

    Adoption data for the financial year 2017/18 is now available and while some aspects look more positive, following revisions to previously published data, there are still causes for concern. In addition to my analysis of this data, this month I am going to make a prediction about…

  • Adoption in England – a system under pressure?

    Adoption · Coram-i · Matching

    Adoption in England – a system under pressure?

    15 Oct 2018

    The latest national data on adoption in England has just been published[1].  A hard look at this data reveals that underneath some positive headlines there is clear evidence that more children are coming into the system now than leaving and there are now not enough adopters available to…

  • ‘Early Permanence’: Foster to Adopt Placements – the Approach and Benefits

    Adoption · Fostering · Fostering for Adoption · Matching

    ‘Early Permanence’: Foster to Adopt Placements – the Approach and Benefits

    25 Sep 2018

    Coram first set up a concurrent planning programme in 1999, placing babies with carers who were dually approved as adopters and as foster carers.  The babies were all subject to care proceedings and were selected for this project on the basis that the prior family history and the assessments of…

  • Introducing our new blog series

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    Introducing our new blog series

    24 Sep 2018

    Coram-i is pleased to announce it is launching a new monthly blog series featuring opinion, insight and analysis from experts across Coram’s heads of departments, partners and associates.   These blogs are an opportunity to share more detail about Coram’s different work strands, the issues that influence these areas, the…

  • Understanding why I was taken into care…

    Coram-i · Fostering · Sharing Learning · Young People

    Understanding why I was taken into care…

    30 Jan 2018

    Coram-i has undertaken an innovative area of work supporting a local authority to complete Historical Letters for looked after children in permanent foster placements, similar to Later Life Letters in Adoption. Historical Letters in Fostering give older children access to the reasons why they were taken into care and factual…

  • Adoption Activity Days in early 2018

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    Adoption Activity Days in early 2018

    22 Dec 2017

    Adoption Activity Days allow prospective adopters to meet a range of children waiting to be adopted in a safe, supportive and fun environment. You can see them in action by watching ‘Finding me a Family’ on the 4oD website. We already have three dates in the diary for 2018, so…

  • Permanency Planning and Long Term Fostering Innovation Project

    Coram-i · Fostering · Sharing Learning

    Permanency Planning and Long Term Fostering Innovation Project

    28 Nov 2017

    In November 2017, Coram-i held a seminar as part of its project on Permanency Planning and Long Term Fostering, which is funded by the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme. The event brought together the four pilot sites involved in the project (Manchester City Council, Northamptonshire County…

  • Adoption Activity Days

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    Adoption Activity Days

    18 Oct 2017

    “We just knew that he was the child for us, older than we ever had imagined but his personality so shone through on the day.” Autumn is upon us and Coram’s Adoption Activity Days (AAD) team have been busy planning for the next run of these family finding events, which…

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