Coram Children's Legal Centre - upholding children's rights
Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.
CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.
A staff of lawyers and professionals, with experience in child law and funded by grants from central government and charitable trusts, help thousands of children, parents and carers every year.
Launched in 1981 as The Children’s Legal Centre, the charity amalgamated with Coram on the 1 September 2011.
The partnership of these two influential charities has brought together Coram’s social-work-led expertise and extensive reach to schools nationwide, and the legal experience of the Children’s Legal Centre in promoting the rights of children throughout the UK and beyond.
CCLC's services include:
- Free Legal Advice for children and their families
- Migrant Children's Project working to ensure that migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children and young people receive the protection and support they need
- Child protection advice for educators and professionals
- International programmes promoting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in more than 25 countries