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Rights | Monday 12th August 2019
Today’s Times carries a major investigation into the huge profits made by the Home Office under the current system requiring undocumented young people to pay thousands of pounds seeking to regularise their status in the UK.
Today, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, published the Childhood Vulnerability in England 2019 report.
Essex County Council has admitted operating a flawed practice of turning homeless children away from care following a successful judicial review challenge brought on behalf of a 16 year old homeless child by Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), based in Colchester.
Today, the Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield published the ‘Advocacy for Children' report. This report intends to build on research conducted in 2016 into the provision of advocacy across England, which found substantial variation across local authorities. 'Advocacy for Children' was guided by an expert working group, including Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice on behalf of the National Children’s Advocacy Consortium.
CCLC welcomes Court of Appeal ruling that Home Office young asylum seeker age dispute policy is unlawfulRights | Friday 24th May 2019
Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) has today welcomed the judgement from the Court of Appeal finding Home Office policy regarding young asylum seekers and age disputes to be unlawful.
Rights | Thursday 16th May 2019
Coram has said that today's report from the Children's Commissioner for England on the hundreds of 'invisible' children locked up by the state reveals an 'alarming safeguarding failure'.
Coram receives largest single gift in its history: £4m Paul Hamlyn Foundation endowment to support children’s rights and voice
Coram has today received the largest single gift in its history. The £4m gift from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) will fund The Hamlyn Endowment for the Rights and Voice of Children, providing a significant boost to Coram’s work advancing the rights of children and young people and ensuring that their voices are heard, and providing legal services for vulnerable children and their families.
Rights | Thursday 4th April 2019
Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) has today joined Citizens UK, Let Us Learn and others to call for the Home Office to stop making a profit on children’s immigration and citizenship applications, on the day the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) publishes his report on fees.
EU national children risk becoming ‘2nd Windrush generation’ under current policy, warns Coram report
Many EU national children and young people who have grown up in the UK are at risk of becoming a ‘2nd Windrush’ generation, unable to work, open a bank account or drive a car and effectively barred from college, university and secondary healthcare. Uncertain futures: the EU settlement scheme and children and young people's right to remain in the UK, a new report from Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), sets out the risk caused by the complexity of many cases and lack of legal advice on how to secure permanent status post-Brexit.