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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.

Sibling relationships in the care system

Children’s services and courts face serious challenges when making care plans or permanence orders for siblings, writes Dr John Simmonds, director of policy, research and development at CoramBAAF.

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.

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.

'Free' early education entitlement

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram, examines the expansion of the funded early education entitlement to include children in families who have no recourse to public funds.

Legal Q&A: What is sexting?

Sexting is the exchange of sexual messages or self-generated sexual images or videos through a mobile phone network or the internet.

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.

Separated children in care

Stewart MacLachlan, senior legal & policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at recent changes for separated children in care and what professionals should consider when working with them.

Separated children in care

Stewart MacLachlan, senior legal & policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at recent changes for separated children in care and what professionals should consider when working with them.

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.

Assessing age of asylum seekers

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at the potentially harmful consequences of children seeking asylum having their ages disputed by immigration officials.

Post-adoption contact arrangements

In light of a recent Court of Appeal judgment, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines provision for post-adoption contact arrangements.

The future of legal aid provision

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram, examines recent announcements by the government relating to the provision of legal aid and access to justice for vulnerable children

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.

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.