Closure over the Christmas period

The Child Law Advice Service will close at 12 p.m. on Friday 24th December 2021 for the Christmas period. We will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 8 a.m. We will aim to deal with any emails received during this time within 5 working days of 4th January.

Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children’s Legal Centre. We provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people in England.

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In the News



This section provides legal information and advice on family and children law matters in England. The information ranges from private law matters which includes contact, domestic abuse and adoption to public law matters including local authority involvement with children and child protection.



This section provides legal information and advice on education law in England. The information ranges from the law on bullying, transport and home education to school admissions, exclusions and the duties of schools and local authorities to children with Special Educational Needs.

Attending Court

Attending court

This section is aimed primarily at individuals who have made their applications in private family law cases. It provides information on the court process, including what to expect in different types of hearings and explains the rules of evidence and the role of CAFCASS. It also provides practical advice on representing yourself in court and has templates of a Child Arrangements Order, Exhibit Sheet and Witness Statement.