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School admissions framework: Legal update

The current primary school admissions process continues to lead to poorer outcomes for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, says Richard Oldershaw of the Child Law Advice Service.

Legal Update: Reforming alternative provision

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, examines the recent proposals for reforming alternative provision and the impact this might have for children at risk of exclusion.

Legal Update: Blocked from higher education

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, explains why proposed changes to student support regulations are so significant for young people with immigration issues.

Legal Update: Guidance on pupil exclusions

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Can pupils be prevented from progressing from year 12 to year 13 at college if they do not achieve good grades? Kelly Reeve, team leader of the Child Law Advice Service, examines the applicable guidance.

Legal Update: Legal win over student finance

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Supreme Court has ruled that the eligibility criteria for student loans are unjustifiably discriminatory, explains Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: School governing body reforms

  • Monday, March 31, 2014
Charlotte Gore, legal officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, considers government proposals for overhauling governing bodies for maintained schools, doing away with the current two-tier system.

Legal Update: Access to sexual health services

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Elizabeth Yarrow, senior researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, summarises recent research that explores the impact of the law on young people's access to sexual and reproductive health services.

SEN legislation ‘built on quicksand'

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012
Campaigners for disabled children have warned ministers that legislation aimed at simplifying processes for children with special educational needs (SEN) will falter because of widespread reductions in specialist support services.