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Legal Update: Child abuse inquiry - what now?

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  • Monday, October 10, 2016
Frances Trevena, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at the impact that recent resignations will have on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Legal Update: The costs of immigration

Rising costs of making an immigration application or challenging a decision is set against the backdrop of ever-changing, complex rules, says Jessica Evans, outreach solicitor at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: Covert recordings as evidence

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant and team leader for the Child Law Advice Service, considers the implications of cases concerning the use of covert recordings as evidence in family law proceedings.

Legal Update: Migrant children's citizenship

Social services need to consider the immigration status of migrant children taken into care. Stewart MacLachlan, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, explores the option of applying for British citizenship.

Legal Update: Trafficking victims and families

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Frances Trevena, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the gaps in service provision for families and child victims of trafficking and how this group can be better supported.

Legal Update: Restricting parental responsibility

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  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Kelly Reeve, team leader and senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, examines the restrictions that can be placed on fathers' parental responsibility in order to protect a child's welfare.

Legal Update: Scrutiny of private fostering

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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines changes to data collection on private fostering arrangements and what further work is needed to safeguard children and young people.

Legal Update: Blocked from higher education

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  • 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: Immigration Bill and care leavers

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  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Stewart Maclachlan, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines proposals in the Immigration Bill that would have a detrimental effect on young care leavers with immigration issues.

Legal Update: Age assessment guidance

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines how long-awaited guidance could help social workers assess the age of children seeking asylum.