We work to ensure that children’s rights are enforceable in practice and that children have effective access to justice and procedural safeguards, including access to legal representation.

CCLC has legal aid contracts in immigration and asylum, education, community care, family law and public law. As well as being a legal aid provider, we provide free advice through our Child Law Advice Service and Migrant Children’s Project advice line and outreach work. Our first hand experience of legal advice and representation and expert knowledge of domestic and international law informs our policy priorities for access to justice.

We are part of JustRights, a coalition of charities campaigning for fair access to advice, advocacy and legal representation for children and young people.

Recent briefings and consultation responses