Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) uses evidence from frontline work, alongside its specialist technical knowledge about domestic and international law, to ensure that children’s rights are embedded in law, policy and in practice.
It does this through:
- Research reports, highlighting legal issues faced by children and young people, alongside recommendations to improve the protection of their rights
- Providing evidence and recommendations to central government through consultation responses, select committee inquiries and direct engagement with parliamentarians
- Ongoing high-level engagement with ministers, their advisors and civil servants, particularly in the Home Office, Department for Education and Ministry of Justice
- Providing technical and expert support and advice to UN and EU bodies, charities, academics, NGOs and statutory agencies nationally
- Strategic litigation
Since 1981 CCLC has promoted the rights of children in the UK and globally, focussing on those who are most marginalised or discriminated against. We work to ensure that the UK government upholds its commitments under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), contributing to Shadow Reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and sitting on the Department for Education UNCRC Action Group.
Our key areas of focus for 2020-21 are:
Access to justice
Brexit and children’s rights
The rights of young refugees and migrants
The right to care
Access to education
For more information about CCLC’s policy work, contact Marianne Lagrue, Policy Manager, at email@example.com.