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Children and Families Act 2014

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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 has wide-ranging implications for children's services, from the creation of childminder agencies to better support for young people in care.

Legal Update: Criminalising domestic abuse

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  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, asks if criminalising coercive and controlling behaviour will provide better protection to victims of domestic violence.

Legal Update: Call for action plan on FGM

The home affairs committee has published a report calling for a national action plan on female genital mutilation. Catrin Gosby, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the report's proposals.

Legal Update: Care of unaccompanied children

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  • Monday, April 14, 2014
Draft proposals on the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and trafficked children are a welcome step but could go further, argues Rachel Hutchings, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: Tackling child sexual exploitation

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  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jen Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a call to address child sexual exploitation in Manchester through attitudinal change of public agencies and the legal system.

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: 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: 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.

Legal Update: Tackling child sexual exploitation

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  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jen Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a call to address child sexual exploitation in Manchester through attitudinal change of public agencies and the legal system.

Legal Update: Review of special guardianship

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  • Monday, September 14, 2015
Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a government consultation that will review the use of special guardianship, first introduced in 2005.

Legal Update: The Children and Families Bill

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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Children and Families Bill includes a number of proposed reforms to existing legislation. Christopher Sykes, legal officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the principal changes

Grooming case highlights failings

Following the conviction of a child grooming ring in Rochdale, Jo-Anne Prud'homme, legal researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, asks what more agencies could have done to protect the victims

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.