We are working to ensure that all children and young people in the UK are able to access quality, suitable education, with a focus on school exclusions and barriers posed by immigration issues.
CCLC is one of two providers in legally aided education law matters, and delivers services through the Education Line, via Civil Legal Advice. We also provide advice on access to education through our Child Law Advice Service and Migrant Children’s Project advice line. Evidence from practice informs our policy priorities for access to education.
CCLC is part of the Access to Higher Education working group and supports the Equal Access campaign.
Recent briefings and consultation responses
- Briefing for Department for Education on improving school exclusions guidance, December 2019
- Evidence to JUSTICE School Exclusions Working Party July 2018 and subsequent report Challenging School Exclusions, November 2019
- Submission to School Exclusions Review: Call for evidence, May 2018
- Briefing for on Access to support for students recognised as needing protection, Higher Education and Research Bill, House of Lords Report Stage – joint briefing with Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association, Student Action for Refugees, the National Union of Students, and the UK Council for International Student Affairs
- Briefing on school exclusions of three to seven year olds
- Response to Department of Business, Innovation and Skills consultation ‘Student support for non-UK nationals who have lived in the UK for a long time’