#Voices2018 competition

Coram Voice – part of Coram the UK’s oldest children’s charity – is pleased to announce that they have launched Voices 2018! Voices 2018 is a writing competition open to children in care and care leavers, which aims to amplify the experiences of the care system and celebrated the talents and achievements of care-experienced young […]

Help keep borders out of our children’s classrooms

  Since September 2016, the Home Office has been asking school’s across England for the nationality data of their students. This policy is unnecessary, divisive and puts vulnerable children at risk. It’s part of Theresa May’s self-described ‘hostile environment’ – which is brining borders and racial discrimination into all areas of public and private life. […]

I grew up living like a criminal – now I’m finding my voice

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by Victory Sanu-Goodness @queenvictoryy Victory Sanu-Goodness arrived in the UK at seven years old. Now 20, she is a writer, radio host, & youth activist. She co-hosts the Hearsay podcast about overcoming the fear of speaking out as an undocumented youth.  No one is illegal. It feels kinda funny saying that now because for a long time I […]

School census will force children like me into the shadows

18th May is the final deadline to opt your child out of the national school census or to retract previously submitted data. See the links below this article to find out more. By Ijeoma Datha-Moore @IjeMoore Ijeoma Datha-Moore came to the UK from Nigeria aged 2 and lives in Dagenham. She is operations assistant at the […]

“I was never born to live in one place”: writing by young migrants

On Monday 10 April, Coram Voice announced the winners of Voices 2017, its national writing competition for care-experienced young people, at a ceremony attended by the shortlisted entrants and hosted by actor and Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi. The theme of this year’s competition was ‘New Beginnings’ and the panel of judges praised the young […]

Refuse. Retract. Resist borders for children!

The fight against borders in our schools stepped up a notch this week. Against Borders for Children (ABC) hosted its first open conference on Saturday and yesterday they sent an nationwide email, in conjunction with renowned civil liberties group Liberty, to every headteacher in England. The letter requests parents be informed of their right to […]

Strategic Legal Fund – for vulnerable young migrants

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The Strategic Legal Fund awards grants to fund strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination as a result of migration status. It only supports work which has a reasonable prospect of making changes to law, policy or practice which will benefit a significant number of young […]

Legal aid cuts deny thousands of vulnerable children justice

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New research from The Children’s Society has revealed the extent to which vulnerable children have been hit by the legal aid cuts. The report – Cut Off From Justice – has found that many young people are now attempting to navigate the complex immigration legal system alone, having to represent themselves in immigration tribunals. Others […]