Information

Signposting List

Below you will find a list of organisations who may be able to assist on subjects/locations that we unfortunately do not cover. Please note that Child Law Advice does not take responsibility for external content linked to from this website. 

Callers from outside of England

We are unable to provide advice if you live outside of England. The following organisations may be able to assist with your query depending on where you reside: 

Wales

https://www.family-action.org.uk/

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales/

https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice/individuals/cardiff-court-family-advice-clinic

https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

https://www.snapcymru.org/

Scotland

http://www.sclc.org.uk/

http://www.cas.org.uk/

http://www.familylawassociation.org/

Ireland 

https://www.flac.ie/help/centres/

https://www.lawsociety.ie/

Northern Ireland

http://www.childrenslawcentre.org.uk/

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/parents

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/nireland/

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/

Solicitor

We are unable to advise if a solicitor is instructed. If your solicitor is on holiday or away from the office, another solicitor in the firm should be able to assist you. If you are unhappy with your solicitor you should consider looking at the complaints policy of the solicitors firm. 

For more information: https://www.sra.org.uk/home/home.page

Abduction

If your child has been abducted abroad we are unable to assist and we would advise contacting:

http://www.reunite.org/

https://www.police.uk/contact/

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

Adult Social Care

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

https://www.carersuk.org/

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.scope.org.uk/

http://www.seap.org.uk/

http://www.bild.org.uk/about-bild/aboutbild/

https://www.voiceability.org/about-us/

Advocacy

https://www.nyas.net/

http://www.coramvoice.org.uk/

Appeals

We cannot assist with merits of an appeal through the advice service and therefore we would strongly recommend seeking a solicitors opinion:

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

https://www.lawworks.org.uk/

http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

Legal Representation

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

https://www.lawworks.org.uk/

http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

Child benefit

https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/claiming-child-benefit

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Child-Benefit/How-much-Child-Benefit-will-I-get

Child maintenance

https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-child-maintenance

http://www.cmoptions.org/

https://gingerbread.org.uk/content/2143/Child-Maintenance

Child abuse content online

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.iwf.org.uk/

Civil Litigation

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

https://www.lawworks.org.uk/

http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

Crime

http://www.justforkidslaw.org/contact-us

https://www.lawworks.org.uk/

Data Protection/Freedom of Information

https://ico.org.uk/

Discrimination

http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/home

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1363

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/

Educational Negligence

https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

Employment

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2042

Finance (Divorce)

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/divorce-and-separation

https://www.gov.uk/money-property-when-relationship-ends/overview

Housing

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/

https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

https://www.gov.uk/browse/housing-local-services

Human Rights

https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/contact-us

Immigration

http://childrenslegalcentre.com/get-legal-advice/immigration-asylum-nationality/advice-line/

International contact

http://www.reunite.org/

Medical negligence

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/nhs-and-social-care-complaints/complaining-about-the-nhs/taking-your-complaint-against-the-nhs-to-court/clinical-negligence-in-the-nhs-taking-legal-action/

http://www.nhscomplaintsadvocacy.org/

http://www.cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk/default.aspx?content=nhscomplaintsadvocacynorthyorkshireandhull

http://www.thecareforum.org/pagenhs-complaints-advocacy.html

Mental Health

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://youngminds.org.uk/

Wills, probation, Trust

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/death-and-wills/wills/

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en