CCLC secures a residential independent specialist college for a young person with SEN

CCLC acted for a young person (AB) in an appeal before the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability). CCLC were instructed to represent AB in the case of Mr C (on behalf of AB) v X Council. AB appealed against the sections of her Education, Health and Care Plan issues by her local authority relating to…

CCLC seeks Justice First Fellow for 2018

The Justice First Fellowship Scheme was established by the Legal Education Foundation and is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, City Bridge Trust and a number of law firms.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill and protecting children’s rights

In advance of the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Thursday 7th September, Coram Children Legal Centre, with other key children’s charities, has called for an amendment to the Bill to ensure that children’s rights are protected.

CCLC patron Brenda Hale appointed first female president of the Supreme Court

We are delighted that our patron The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond is to become the first female President of the Supreme Court. Baroness Hale was confirmed in the role in an announcement by Downing Street today. Baroness Hale began her legal career as an academic at the University of Manchester, and after…

New website for the Refugee Children’s Consortium

The RCC began as, and remains, a lobbying group that brings together organisations with expertise in refugee and/or children’s issues. Together we contribute to the debate on how refugee and migrant children’s rights can best be protected in an increasingly hostile environment.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre mourns the loss of patron Sir Nigel Rodley

We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, one of Coram Children’s Legal Centre’s patrons, has passed away. Professor Rodley was one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the human rights movement and dedicated his career to combating human rights violations. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, and…

Report: Growing up in a hostile environment

‘Undocumented children are triply vulnerable, as migrants, as persons in an irregular situation and as children. The laws tend to tackle their situation from a migration and status standpoint, and not from a child viewpoint’ Council of Europe A recent estimate put the number of undocumented migrant children in the UK at 120,000, with over…