CCLC celebrates the life of a formidable young campaigner

We are devastated by the loss of a formidable young campaigner, Aisha Hamzat, who passed away suddenly at the end of 2022. As well as studying at university and working with several different organisations and youth representative bodies, Aisha was employed by CCLC as a Youth Rights Trainer and policy ambassador. Aisha campaigned for the…


Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves meets with CCLC and CFC in her Leeds constituency

The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rachel Reeves, today met with staff from Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) and Coram Family and Childcare (CFC) at CCLC’s Leeds office, to hear about Coram’s work to support families in a number of key areas. Rachel Reeves, the MP for Leeds West, was welcomed by Coram CEO Dr…


Coram concerns highlighted in critical Lords report

The House of Lords Children and Families Act 2014 Committee recently published their report ”Children and Families Act 2014: A failure of implementation”, in which Coram’s evidence features strongly. The report found that vulnerable children and families are being failed by inadequate implementation of this legislation and makes a number of recommendations on how the…


CCLC’s Qaisar Sheikh wins Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

Qaisar Sheikh, head of Education Law at CCLC, has been named Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the category of public law at the Legal Aid Practitioner Group’s 20th Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards which took place on the 12th of July. Qaisar received the award from Baroness Helena Kennedy and said:…


Coram Children’s Legal Centre joins with other charities in raising serious concerns over children being caught up in the Home Office’s Rwanda policy

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has strongly opposed, in both legal and moral terms, the UK government’s plan to permanently remove people trying to claim asylum in the UK to Rwanda. There have recently been serious concerns raised over children – who have been incorrectly age assessed as adults – being caught up under the policy.…




CCLC’s response to the SEND Review

Qaisar Sheikh, head of education law and senior solicitor at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, outlines the key proposals and flaws in the government’s intended reforms to the special educational needs system in an article published in Children & Young People Now. For further media information please contact Dominique Fourniol: Dominique.fourniol@coram.org.uk Telephone: 07999 877 413 Find…


Children and young people face new harm from the Nationality and Borders Act

Coram Children’s Legal Centre warns that the Nationality and Borders Act, which received Royal Assent and has become law today, risks compounding harm to a significant number of children and young people as it departs from long-standing principles of international law as well as existing safeguarding frameworks in the UK. The Act has faced innumerable…



Coram Children’s Legal Centre successfully challenges policy slashing speech and language therapy provision for children

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is today publishing details of its successful legal challenge to Norfolk County Council’s unlawful policy to slash speech and language therapy provision for children with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) by 50%. The new policy, which Norfolk introduced to its Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) provision for children with…