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…


Using the law to uphold the rights of vulnerable children

The December issue of Children and Young People Now included a feature on Coram Children’s Legal Centre’s 40th anniversary. The feature looked at the five key areas that have helped to shape children’s lives. You can read it here.


Deaths in the English Channel  

We were deeply saddened to hear of at least three children and one unborn baby dying in tragic circumstances last week in the English Channel. We express our condolences to all those who knew and loved those who lost their lives. CCLC works every day with children and young people who have fled conflict and persecution and we will do all…




CCLC’S Head of Education law ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022

Qaisar Sheikh, Head of Education Law, has been ranked in Band 1 of Chambers and Partners in the category of Education Law. He is joined by only two other solicitors in this prestigious band. Chambers and Partners comments: Qaisar Sheikh is very highly regarded in the field for his broad practice representing parents, children and young…


Coram Children’s Legal Centre shortlisted for prestigious legal award

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Award, the highest accolade for law firms and organisations in England and Wales. CCLC has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Access to Justice category, recognising legal teams that go above and beyond to provide fair and equal access to those most…