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Legal Update: Asylum seekers face benefit gap

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  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013
With an estimated 10,000 asylum-seeking children living far below the poverty line, Chris Sykes, legal officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines concerns over support offered to families

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: 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.

Border Agency appeals ban on dawn raids

The government is challenging a court-imposed ban on controversial "dawn raid" removals of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children that are carried out without notice, as the number of deportations has plummeted, CYP Now has learned.

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.

Advice needs of migrant children

Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager, and Anita Hurrell, legal research and policy officer at CCLC, discuss the findings of their new report into access to advice for migrant children

Court Report: Age assessments of asylum seekers

Case name: R (and others) v Manchester City Council and others; Case number: [2009] EWHC 3542 (Admin); Judge: Mr Justice Holman; Location: High Court of Justice, Administrative Court; Date: 28 January 2010

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.