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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 (CCLC), 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...

New research report on migrant women and children in South Africa by Coram International

30 June 2015: Following completion of a two-year project funded by the European Union, 'Ending unlawful deprivation of liberty of women and children in South Africa', Coram International has published a research report analysing policy, practice and political narratives which impact on the treatment of migrant women and children in South Africa. Read more...

First training of trainers for Coram International's Unlocking Child Rights project takes place in Warsaw

24 June 2015: On 24-26 June, team members from Coram International went to Warsaw to meet with partners from across the EU and train trainers as part of the EU-funded project 'Unlocking Children's Rights'. Read more...

Access to higher education considered by Supreme Court

24 June 2015: Today the case of R (on the application of BT) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on access to higher education for young people with time-limited forms of leave is to be heard in the Supreme Court. CCLC has provided a witness statement for the hearing. Read more...

New publication by Coram International one of the top 12 pieces of UNICEF research in 2014

19 June 2015: A new report published by Coram International has been selected as one of the top 12 pieces of UNICEF research in 2014. The report analyses domestic laws related to violence against children in the ten ASEAN Member States, to identify gaps and/or weaknesses in protection afforded to children against all forms of violence. Read more...

Hundreds of children to benefit from innovative pro bono legal project

9 June 2015: Top global law firms Allen & Overy and DLA Piper have teamed up with leading children's legal charity Coram Children's Legal Centre to launch a new collaborative legal project that will help hundreds of children currently without legal support to access their rights. Read more...

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

22 May 2015: CCLC's Director of Legal Practice, Noel Arnold, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award in the children's rights category. Read more...

Judgment in Court of Appeal case in which CCLC intervened

22 May 2015: Judgment in the appeal case of Re K-H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543 has been handed down by the Court of Appeal. Read more...

London Legal Walk 2015

18 May 2015: Coram Children's Legal Centre joined 9000 others to take part in the London Legal Walk, raising funds for CCLC's work with migrant children. Read more...

CCLC fundraiser with Jungle Adventure

8 May 2015: Coram Children’s Legal Centre had the pleasure of joining Jungle Adventure, Colchester, to host a stall to help fundraise for our charity. Read more...

Mud Race 2015 fundraiser

1 May 2015: Tom Farrell and Amber Rowsell, CCLC solicitors, successfully completed the Maldon Mud Race, an annual event which sees competitors race across the mud of the River Blackwater, to raise funds for CCLC. Read more...

CCLC continues training for Libyan professionals

29 April 2015: Coram Children's Legal centre is continuing its work with UNICEF Libya on the promotion of justice for children in Libya. The project is running until the end of the year and sees CCLC delivering training on restorative justice and non-custodial measures and the protection of child victims and witnesses for Family and Child protection Unit Staff as well as other relevant professionals. Read more...

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... 

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