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Coram Children's Legal Centre

Part of the Coram group, Coram Children's Legal Centre is the UK's leading children's legal charity. We are committed to promoting children's rights in the UK and worldwide. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as training and consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

Latest news

 

Should lawyers be allowed at SEND Tribunals - a view from a lawyer of parents

14th June 2016: Should lawyers be allowed at SEND Tribunals - a view from a lawyer for parents by Kate Harvey, Solicitor and Head of Education Law Coram Childrens Legal Centre Read more...

 

Free training for professionals working with children in justice, residential care, or detention settings

13 May 2016: Coram Children's Legal Centre are holding FREE three-day training courses in June 2016 in Birmingham and London for professionals and practitioners who work with children in justice, residential care, or detention settings. The innovative training, co-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union and developed by international experts across Europe, focuses on children's rights, child development, and communicating with and listening to children. Download the training information pack here.

For more information or to book your place, contact Rebecca Gaitch at rebecca.gaitch@coramclc.org.uk 

 

Coram Children's Legal Centre Exceptional Case Funding Internship - deadline extended!

Coram Migrant Children's Project are looking for legal volunteers who are able to spend 2-3 days a week assisting us on a new project. 

 

CCLC appeal on the consideration of costs for the mainstream schooling of children with SEN

22 March 2016: Kate Harvey, Head of Education Law at CCLC, has recently assisted a client in a successful appeal to the Upper Tribunal against a decision of the First-Tier Tribunal. Read more... 

The UK must offer not just physical safety to refugee children, but also stability and permanence

9 February 2016: Today the House of Lords will debate an amendment to the Immigration Bill calling for the resettlement of 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children to the UK. It is important to note the worrying parallels between the official response to refugee children then, and the response nearly 80 years later. Read more...

Coram Children's Legal Centre urges the government to reconsider provisions in the Immigration Bill

18 January 2016: Alongside key children's charities working with young refugees and migrants, CCLC has raised concerns about some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and families whose lives risk being made even more precarious by proposed changes included in the immigration bill. Read more...

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) welcomes guidance for social workers on assessing the age of refugee children

13 October 2015: CCLC welcomes the publication new best practice guidance for social workers on age assessment by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. Read more... 

New Child Law Advice Service Website

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is today launching a new website for its Child Law Advice Service (CLAS) to increase and improve access to free advice for people seeking information around child, family and education law. Read more...

15 years of protecting children - why aren't we celebrating?

2 October 2015: Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Human Rights Act, which has helped protect the rights of children in UK for years. Read more...

Government pledges to take in thousands more Syrian refugee children 

8 September 2015: The government has finally pledged to recognise the country’s moral responsibility and accept 20,000 more Syrian refugees over the next 5 years through the existing Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme. Read more...

New report highlights impact of legal aid changes on separated migrant children

17 July 2015: A new report by the Children's Society reveals that since removing legal aid access for immigration cases, many children are unable to resolve their immigration issues on their own. Read more...

CCLC's Noel Arnold wins Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award for children's rights

2 July 2015: Noel Arnold, Director of Legal Practice at Coram Children's Legal Centre, was named the inaugural winner of the prestigious 2015 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in the children's rights category at a ceremony on 1 July. Read more...

Charities launch damning report on children's rights in the UK 

1 July 2015: Children's charities today launched a damning report highlighting how Government policies and spending decisions have failed to prioritise children. Read more...

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