Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Coram Voice (Formerly Voice For The Child In Care)
- Coram Voice, Gregory House, Coram Community Campus, 49 Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2QA
Aims & activities
Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care or wellbeing and to uphold their right to actively participate in shaping their own lives. We provide advocacy and independent services for children in care, in need and in secure settings, and we campaign for policy and practice changes to improve their lives.
What the charity does
- Other charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
* £-4.5K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £58.7K Own use assets
- £166.5K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £845.4K Other assets
- £351.6K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
1.TO PROMOTE THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND RELIEVE THE DISTRESS AND DISTURBANCE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE A PARTICULAR RELIANCE ON THE STATE OR ITS AGENCIES FOR THEIR RIGHTS AND WELLBEING, INCLUDING BUT NOT RESTRICTED TO THOSE WHO ARE IN CARE, ACCOMMODATED OR BEING LOOKED AFTER BY A LOCAL AUTHORITY OR A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION UNDER ANY SECTION OF THE CHILDREN ACT 1989 OR SUBSEQUENT LEGISLATION OR THOSE AGED 18 YEARS AND UNDER WHO ARE DETAINED PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF A CRIMINAL COURT ("CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE"). 2.TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE PERSONS CONCERNED WITH THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE; AND 3.TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS CONCERNED WITH THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, INCLUDING LOCAL AUTHORITIES, PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THOSE WHO WORK ON A SELF EMPLOYED OR VOLUNTARY BASIS WITH A VIEW TO RAISING THE STANDARD OF THEIR WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 27/04/1995 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 08/10/2013 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 08/10/2013
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 9 Trustees
- 52 Employees
- 161 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Rosemary Mayes||Barnet U3a||Up-to-date|
|Roger Black||None on record|
|Simon Greenhalgh||None on record|
|Timothy Sharp||None on record|
|Jenny Coles||Thomas Coram Foundation For Children (Formerly Foundling Hospital)||Up-to-date|
|Kevin Venosi||None on record|
|Pui-Ling Li (Chair)||None on record|
|Jonny Hoyle||None on record|
|Sharon Reid||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales