Law and policy blog

Law and policy blog 

poverty as immigration control_1.pngThis blog is written by people in Coram Children's Legal Centre's policy team. Our aim is to promote discussion on children's rights and how they are reflected in law and policy. Many of the blogs below feature in our fortnightly 'Legal Update' section in Children and Young People Now

Trafficking victims and families

15 March 2016: Frances Trevena, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, examines the gaps in service provision for families and child victims of trafficking and how this group can be better supported. Read more...

Young people left without status

16 February 2016: Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the duty on local authorities to address the immigration issues facing children in their care. Read more...

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

9 February 2016: In the wake of calls for the resettlement of 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children to the UK, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes, looks at how refugee children are supported in the UK. Read more...

Blocked from higher education

5 January 2015: Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes, explains why proposed changes to student support regulations are so significant for young people with immigration issues. Read more...

Immigration Bill and care leavers

8 December 2015: Stewart Maclachlan, legal and policy officer, examines proposals in the Immigration Bill that would have a detrimental effect on young care leavers with immigration issues. Read more... 

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

2 October 2015: On 15th anniversary of the Human Rights Act, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes, looks at how it has helped protect the rights of children. Read more...

Legal win over student finance

18 August 2015: The Supreme Court has ruled that the eligibility criteria for student loans are unjustifiably discriminatory, explains Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children’s Legal Centre. Read more...

Using destitution as deterrence - the implications of Government changes to asylum support for children

10 August 2015: Kamena Dorling examines how the government's changes to asylum support will push more children into poverty whilst not guaranteeing that more people leave the UK. Read more...

Relationships and sex education

4 August 2015: Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, examines the government’s reluctance to make relationships and sex education statutory for pupils in primary and secondary schools. Read more...

Obligations to children overseas

21 July 2015: Flavia Colonnese, researcher at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, examines the government’s obligations to protect children’s rights outside the UK in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more...

Government rights failings exposed

7 July 2015: Children’s charities have launched a damning report highlighting the government’s failure to prioritise children, reports Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer. Read more...

How we impoverish children in the name of a tough immigration policy, politics.co.uk 

1 July 2015: Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager, looks at the prioritisation of immigration control over the welfare and protection of children in the UK. Read more...

Poverty as immigration control 

23 June, 2015Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager, examines the situation of vulnerable families with “no recourse to public funds”, due to their immigration status. Read more... 

Resolution on transgender rights

26 May, 2015: Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager, examines how a Council of Europe resolution relates to the rights of transgender young people to change their legal gender. Read more...

Queen’s Speech: children’s rights

9 June, 2015: Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager, examines the new government’s proposed policy and legislative agenda for children and young people. Read more... 


 

 

 

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