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:
- Direct support to children, families and pfessionals through free legal advice from the Child Law Advice Service (CLAS),
- Influencing policy through consultations, training, policy boards and providing evidence at parliamentary committees,
- Undertaking legal representation and bringing strategic 'test' cases on issues affecting children,
- Addressing legal and policy issues affecting migrant children in England.
Coram International is a research institution and consultancy specialising in issues relating to children’s rights around the world. Part of Coram Children's Legal Centre, it is staffed by child rights lawyers and socio-legal researchers. It has completed projects in more than 65 countries worldwide, and worked with organisations including UNICEF, UNDP, Plan International, IPPF, Save the Children, DFID, WarChild and CARE International.