In January 2018, the provisions of the 2016 Immigration Act regarding immigration bail came into force. This changed the situation for people applying for immigration bail in order to be released from detention (which we wrote about here). The changes also mean that the status… Read more »

The story The Guardian newspaper reported this weekend on a distressing story of three children aged eight, six and five, who were taken into care when the Home Office detained their father, Kenneth Oranyendu. The three children, and the children’s mother, are British citizens.  Their… Read more »

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… Read more »

  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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

A guest post by Gargie Ahmad, intern at Coram. Akram* was 17 when he was burgled. He was alone, new to the UK, still learning English, and his social worker wasn’t helping him to replace the stolen goods. In frustration, he called a helpline run… Read more »

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.… Read more »

At one of the training sessions we ran this week with volunteers who are keen to learn more and do more for people seeking the right to remain in the UK – we looked at evidence.  What ‘evidence’ means, in the context of asylum, immigration… Read more »