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New digital-first Child Law Advice Service

1 April 2015: Coram Children’s Legal Centre is changing the legal information service we offer to help ensure that our limited resources are best used to the maximum benefit of the children and families we help. Read more...

CCLC welcomes parliamentary report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

24 March 2015: Coram Children’s Legal Centre welcomes the report on the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, published today by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Read more...

Cake sale fundraiser

18 March 2015: CCLC staff deliver successful cake sale raising valuable funds for our work. Read more...

CCLC welcomes the Justice Select Committee's report on legal aid

12 March 2015: Coram Children's Legal Centre welcomes the report of the Justice Select Committee's inquiry into the impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Coram Children's Legal Centre ubmitted written and oral evidence to the inquiry. Read more...

CCLC welcomes immigration detention report

3 March 2015: Coram Children’s Legal Centre welcomes the report of the inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the United Kingdom, jointly undertaken by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration. Read more...

International Programmes publishes article in Reproductive Health Matters

12 January 2015: The article critically examines the social and cultural basis for laws relating to sexual and reproductive health and young people and is based on research conducted in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Read more... 

Human Rights Day 2014

10 December 2014: CCLC is pleased to mark Human Rights Day 2014. Read more...

CCLC attends PICUM working group on undocumented children and families

26 November 2014: CCLC is pleased to take part in PICUM's working group meeting in Brussels on undocumented children and families. Read more...

CCLC attends Youth Justice Convention

19 November: CCLC address the Youth Justice Convention on trafficked young people and age determintation. Read more...

Parental involvement law comes into force

22 October: A new legal provision that will impact on all separating couples with children came into force today. Read more...

CCLC hosts conference on migrant and women and children in South Africa

16 October: Conference calls for action to address the unique needs of women and child migrants in South Africa. Read more...

Office of the Children's Commissioner publishes legal aid child rights impact assessment

24 September 2014: CCLC welcomes the Offfice of the Children’s Commissioner’s child rights impact assessment looking at the cuts to legal aid in civil law and prison law since April 2013. Read more...

Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children

19 September 2014: A conference held today will call for co-operation between different actors in legal and judicial proceedings involving unaccompanied and trafficked migrant children. Read more...

CCLC statement on the Government's response to the JCHR's report on children and the legal aid residence test

4 September 2014: Coram Children’s Legal Centre is disappointed by the Government’s response to the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Legal aid: children and the residence test, published on 25 June 2014. Read more...

New book by CCLC's Noel Arnold

22 August 2014: Noel Arnold, Director of Legal Practice at CCLC, is author of a new guide to the Children and Families Act 2014, published by the Law Society. Read more...

New CCLC case on local authority support for destitute families

28 July 2014: The High Court today held that the London Borough of Newham's policy on supporting families with no recourse to public funds is unlawful. Read more...

CCLC attends Colchester Carnival

19 July 2014: CCLC took part in the Colchester Carnival on Saturday, 19 July 2014 to raise awareness of the services offered by the centre. Read more...

CCLC welcomes powerful judgment on unjustifiable legal aid residence test

16 July 2014: CCLC welcomes the unanimous judgment from the High Court that the proposed legal aid residence test is against the law. 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...

Minister finds out how vulnerable children and families benefit from the work of Coram Children's Legal Centre

28 January 2014: Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families, got to hear first-hand how free legal advice proves invaluable in helping some of the country’s most vulnerable children and families get access to justice, when he visited the charity Coram Children’s Legal Centre today. Read more... 

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