Coram Children's Legal Centre

Coram Children's Legal Centre

Coram Children's Legal Centre provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

For over 30 years, CCLC has helped thousands of children and young people through telephone advice lines, online information and individual case work. We offer expertise in all areas of family, child and education law, as well as immigration, asylum and nationality law, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Child protection
  • School admissions.

Part of the Coram group of charities, CCLC is staffed by lawyers and professionals with expertise in child, family, education, immigration and human rights law.

Latest news

More than 96,000 contact First4Adoption in first year

17 April 2014: Latest figures show more than 96,000 people interested in giving a vulnerable child a stable, loving home have contacted First4Adoption in its first year since launch. Read more...

CCLC welcomes new report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner on the experiences of unaccompanied children refused asylum

10 April 2014: Coram Children's Legal Centre welcomes the report published today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner, 'What's going to happen tomorrow?' Unaccompanied children refused asylum. Read more...

CCLC statement on the government's response to the JCHR's legal aid report

28 February 2014: On 27 February the government responded to the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights into the Implications for Access to Justice of the Government's Proposals to Reform Legal Aid. These proposals include the introduction of a residence test, which will require every applicant for civil legal aid to show that they are both physically present and lawfully resident in the UK, and that the period of lawful residence has lasted for at least 12 months. Read more...

CCLC statement following the government's response to the JCHR report on unaccompanied migrant children and young people

13 February 2014: Coram CLC is disappointed that after such a long delayed response to the JCHR report, the government has done little more than to reiterate its present policies. Read more...

Children and Families Bill: 'shared Parenting' legislation amendment places child welfare before presumption of equal contact

5 February 2014: The Shared Parenting Consortium, led by Coram Children's Legal Centre has successfully campaigned for an amendment to clause 11 which clarifies that 'involvement' means 'involvement of some kind, either direct or indirect, but not any particular division of a child's time'. Read more...


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