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Final reports evaluating various programmes focused on improving outcomes for children and carers.


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  • Evaluation of Activity Days for Fostering

    Assessment and matching · Coram-i services · Project evaluation

    Evaluation of Activity Days for Fostering

    1 Sep 2017

    Activity Days for Fostering were inspired by Adoption Activity Days, and aim to help find long term families for children and young people who will be in care until they are 18. They provide an opportunity for both foster carers and children to influence matching. This evaluation covers our first…

  • Impact of Arts & Cultural Education on CLA

    Project evaluation · Young people

    Impact of Arts & Cultural Education on CLA

    18 Apr 2017

    The Coram Impact and Evaluation team were commissioned by A New Direction to conduct an exploratory literature review to investigate the nature and impact of arts and cultural education on looked after children. The report was used to gain a better understanding of incorporating arts based activities into looked…

  • Raising Kinship Children

    Adoption support · Project evaluation

    Raising Kinship Children

    18 Apr 2017

    Raising Kinship Children is a parenting programme, developed jointly between Grandparents Plus and PAC-UK for kinship carers who were raising kinship children who demonstrated challenging behaviour. Our evaluation of the intervention found all kinship carers benefitted from the ten week course in some form: either from gaining new parenting skills,…

  • The Cornerstone Partnership

    Adoption support · Project evaluation

    The Cornerstone Partnership

    18 Apr 2017

    Coram’s evaluation of Cornerstone’s mentoring and Restorative Parenting Training schemes for adopters found that the programmes were viewed as high quality by adopters and social care professionals. Coram explored the effectiveness of the services through interviews with adopters, an online survey, focus groups with professionals and analysis of local authority…

  • Evaluation of Adoption Activity Days

    Assessment and matching · Coram-i services · Project evaluation

    Evaluation of Adoption Activity Days

    1 Dec 2016

    Adoption Activity Days are delivered by Coram-i and act as a vital mechanism for finding adoptive families for children, particularly those for whom their agency has been searching for a while. This evaluation report looks at the impact of AADs and the experiences of those involved.

  • Relative Experience North East Pilot: final evaluation report

    Project evaluation

    Relative Experience North East Pilot: final evaluation report

    11 Jul 2016

    This report represents findings of an independent evaluation of the Relative Experience North East pilot kinship carer support programme, delivered by Grandparents Plus, Family Lives and the Family and Childcare Trust and funded by the Silver Dreams Fund administered by the Big Lottery Fund.

  • My Space evaluation report

    Project evaluation · Young people

    My Space evaluation report

    11 Jul 2016

    Coram evaluated Welcare’s My Space, a project developed by Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) and delivered by Welcare in Bromley, London. The project worked with 7-11 year olds who had been identified as having behavioural and emotional problems and also had experienced domestic violence at home.

  • Parent Champions final report

    Project evaluation

    Parent Champions final report

    11 Jul 2016

    Coram evaluated Family and Childcare Trust’s Parent Champions programme aimed at encouraging the use of early years services and particularly the take-up of available childcare. The programme involved volunteers acting as Parent Champions talking to parents in the community signposting them to services.

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