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  • “Everyone should do this course!”

    Adoption · Childcare · Coram-i · Foster Care · Professional Development · Social Work · Training

    “Everyone should do this course!”

    10 Aug 2022

    Earlier this year Lorna Jackson was one of the first people to complete a new course developed by Coram called “Objects & Their Stories”. The sessions, presented by Coram-i and CoramBAAF, are designed for foster carers and social workers to help support their personal and professional development. In this…

  • Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Final Report

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    Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Final Report

    23 May 2022

    The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Final Report has been published today. The Department for Education commissioned review calls for a fundamental reset of the children’s social care system, with an investment of £2.6bn to fund a five-year programme of reform, to include more support for vulnerable…

  • The 2nd Coram Innovation Incubator Annual Innovation Report

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    The 2nd Coram Innovation Incubator Annual Innovation Report

    4 Apr 2022

    The Coram Innovation Incubator (CII) today released its second annual innovation report “The Art of the Possible in Children’s Services: A Coram Manifesto”. The report is based on the national innovation survey, distributed to all children’s services providers at the end of 2021, which sought to assess where…

  • The Art of The Possible

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    The Art of The Possible

    31 Mar 2022

    The Coram Innovation Incubator (CII) is determined to support the children’s social care sector to identify and implement the solutions which can make a tangible difference to the lives of children and young people. With rapid advancements in technological capabilities over recent years, digital innovation offers a…

  • Collaboration + innovation = better outcomes for children & young people

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    Collaboration + innovation = better outcomes for children & young people

    10 Jan 2022

    The latest Coram Innovation Incubator (CII) webinar explored the ingredients for succcesful collaboration. Sylvie Travers the CII’s Assistant Project Manager reflects on how, in a time of unprecedented need, our sector can succesfully work together to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people. The challenges faced…

  • Coram online NVR group for parents who have adopted – responding to COVID-19

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    Coram online NVR group for parents who have adopted – responding to COVID-19

    15 Mar 2021

    From July to September 2020 Coram Creative Therapies ran three groups for parents who have adopted, adapting NVR for an online delivery. One group of parents were based in London, the other in two in the North West of England. The project was supported by the Adoption Support Fund (ASF).

  • Youth violence – we have the evidence, but do we have the will?

    Coram-i · crime · Parents & Carers · Young People

    Youth violence – we have the evidence, but do we have the will?

    10 Mar 2021

    While we at Coram fully endorse the analysis and recommendations made by the Children’s Commissioner in her report Still not Safe: The public health response to youth violence I do not believe it goes far enough. Our daily work with children and young people provides ample evidence of the…

  • 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

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    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…