Child Law Advice Service - free legal help from CCLC

Child Law Advice Service

Do you need legal advice on an issue affecting your child or family? 

The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and information on all aspects family, child and education law affecting children and families which can be accessed here 

We do operate a limited intensive support telephone line for complex matters and clarifying questions. The demand for this line is high and the funding we have in place is limited thus we are only able answer a limited number of calls. We would therefore ask you to carefully read through all the relevant available data provided on this website and only contact our intensive support telephone line with genuine, clarifying questions on the information provided.

The advice line is staffed from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and a voicemail service is available outside these hours.

Please note that we can only advise residents of England, and cannot advise you if you have a Solicitor acting for you, or your matter is in relation to criminal law.

Please read our terms and conditions, and tips on using our helpline.


Volunteer for the Child Law Advice Service

Interested in Volunteering for the Child Law Advice Service?

Click here to see our pack for more information or e-mail for more details


Public information events

If you are running a community or public event and would like our legal advice team to attend, here's how... 


Cost of calls

The Child Law Advice Service operates an 0300 number which costs no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes and discount schemes in the same way. Calls from landlines and mobiles are included in free call packages.Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 8p and 40p per minute.



The Child Law Advice Service has been accredited by the The Helplines Association

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