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Legal Update: Special Guardianship Orders

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines reports of a continuing lack of support from councils in relation to Special Guardianship Orders.

Securing support for children with SEN

In the context of funding shortfalls for children with special educational needs, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram, looks at the increase in appeals against local authority decisions.

ChildRIGHT Interview: Amy Winter, business support manager, Coram Children's Legal Centre

The Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) has launched an enhanced version of the Child Law Advice Line (CLAL) service, funded by the Department for Education, that has been providing parents, carers, children and young people with legal advice since 2004. Last year, the line provided advice to approximately 900 callers each month. The organisation's project manager for the CLAL, Amy Winter, tells us more about the changes.

Unregistered children’s homes: Legal Update

As the number of children being taken into care continues to rise, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at concerns regarding unregulated and unregistered children’s homes.

Child abduction from the UK

In the wake of a raft of changes to family law in the event of Brexit, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs, examines the legal framework around child abduction from the UK.

Legal Update: NHS cost recovery proposals

Patients may soon need to present identification to access NHS treatment. Gargie Ahmad, intern at Coram Children's Legal Centre, considers the impact on undocumented migrant children and families.

Legal Update: Expanding the school census

New guidance on the collection of school census data should not affect any child's right to access compulsory education, writes Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: Concerns remain over legal aid

The government's small concessions over plans to cut legal aid are not enough to protect children's access to justice, argues Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Post-Brexit status of EU citizens

Ban Hussein, project officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the government's recently published proposals for the status and rights of European Union citizens in the UK after Brexit.

Support for special guardians

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at calls for changes to special guardianship orders to ensure that carers are adequately prepared and supported.