Help, Advice and Legal Opportunity
Coram's innovative Help, Advice and Legal Opportunity (HALO) programme provides opportunities for skilled 16-25-year-olds to help their peers.
In 2016-2017, 50 young people were involved in volunteer opportunities, internships and placements. These included:
- Volunteer advisors in the Child Law Advice Service (CLAS) and Coram Voice helplines.
- Youth Rights Trainers, who developed and co-delivered training courses on children's rights and the law.
- A trainee solicitor in the Legal Practice Unit representing children, young people and their carers in court proceedings.
- A young editor of lawstuff.org.uk, a website on young people's rights.
Together, these young people helped at least 1,108 others directly and 10,932 indirectly.
I have gained the understanding of what it is like to have really impacted someone's life - HALO volunteer working on Child Law Advice Service (CLAS) helpline.