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

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    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

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    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…

  • Data Visualisation in Social Care

    Coram-i · Data analysis

    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,…

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

    Adoption · Coram-i · Data analysis · 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 · Data analysis · 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…

  • 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…

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