In 1981, following the International Year of the Child, the Children?s Legal Centre was registered as a charity with the primary purpose of promoting the rights of the child. Today, Coram Children?s Legal Centre is an award-winning independent children?s rights charity which provides:

Coram Children?s Legal Centre, part of theÿCoram group of charities,ÿpromotes and protects the rights of children in the UK and internationally in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Experts in all areas of children?s rights, immigration, child protection,ÿeducation and juvenile justice, we:

CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well asÿinternational consultancyÿon child law and children?s rights.

Our values

  • Respect. All children deserve respect as legally autonomous beings with equal human rights.
  • Equality. All children are equal regardless of gender, race, nationality, disability, culture or religion.
  • Access to justice. All children have a right to legal information, advice, representation and support.

Our aims and objectives

  • To promote and uphold children?s human rights within the context of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights in the UK and internationally.
  • To monitor and develop law, policy and practice concerning children and young people, to inform and influence policy makers and the general public.
  • To improve access to justice through legal advice, information and representation for children, young people and adults working on their behalf.
  • To publish a range of legal guides and information on child law, policy and practice.
  • To research the field of child law to assist policy reform and the application of law relating to children.
  • To provide technical expertise and training programmes to states, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies.

Launched in 1981 as TheÿChildren?s Legal Centre, the charity amalgamated with Coram on the 1 September 2011. CCLC is a member of theÿCoram group of charities,ÿbenefiting from shared expertise and infrastructure, and working towards a common goal of improved chances for all vulnerable children.

Please note that weÿcannot provide legal advice or a referral to our legal advisers or solicitors from the telephone numbers below. If you are trying to contact the Child Law Advice Service, pleaseÿvisit its website.ÿIf you are looking for immigration advice,ÿclick here to contactÿthe Migrant Children?s Project advice line. To find our offices, see below.

Head Office:

CoramÿChildren?s Legal Centre
Wellington House
4thÿFloor, 90-92 Butt Road
Colchester
Essex CO3 3DA

E-mail:ÿinfo@coramclc.org.uk

London Office:

CoramÿChildren?s Legal Centre
Coram Campus
41 Brunswick Square
LONDON
WC1N 1AZ

Location & Contact Details

Address

Essex

Opening Times

Mon-Weds 9am-5pm; Thur-Fri 9am-6.30pm