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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.

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.

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.

Legal Q&A: What is Section 67?

Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (sometimes known as the "Dubs amendment") placed a requirement on the Home Office to "make arrangements to relocate to the United Kingdom and support a specified number of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe". The government has committed to transferring 480 children from France, Greece and Italy under section 67.

Legal Update: Children's rights online

Frances Trevena, head of policy and programmes at Coram's Children's Legal Centre, argues that children and young people need better digital education to safeguard their rights in the online world.

Immigration and nationality legal aid

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, examines the implications of recent changes to legal aid for separated children with immigration cases.

Legal Update: Children and Social Work Bill

Marianne Lagrue, project officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the government's recent defeat in the House of Lords over controversial exemption clauses in the Children and Social Work Bill.

Immigration health surcharge

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs, examines the impact on young migrants of the increased immigration health surcharge that must be paid when making an immigration application.

EU national children in the UK

Some EU national children living in the UK may be British but not know it, so it is important families are aware of their rights, says Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: Disabilities and school exclusions

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the impact of a landmark ruling on school exclusions for children with special educational needs and disabilities.