The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families.

This service is provided via this website packed with how to guides and information pages. A dedicated intensive support telephone line is also available for complex matters and clarifying questions.

We cover legal issues that may arise following relationship breakdown as well as Local Authority intervention and child protection issues.

Our education advice ranges from admissions issues to exclusions as well as what to do if your child is being bullied to how to get help for your child if you suspect they have a Special Educational Need.

The Child Law Advice Service has been accredited by the The Helplines Partnership.

The Advice Line

We 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.  Please note that we can only advise residents of England, and cannot advise you if you have a Solicitor acting for you.

For more information, visit the Child Law Advice Service website.