Legal advice and information on child, family and education law for parents, carers and young people in England from Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Child Law Advice

Who we are

Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, the UK’s leading children’s legal charity and part of the Coram Group of charities. 

What we do

We are a digital-first service providing family and education law advice to parents, carers, and young people in England. We have lots of free-to-access content on our website that is clear and easy to understand. If you need extra help after reading the information on this website, we also offer initial legal advice via email, webchat, and telephone.

The difference we make

We advised over 15,000 clients in 23/24 and there were over 2 million users on this website. 

A recent survey showed that 90% of users have a better understanding of their legal position and 94% of users have a better understanding of the options available to them after receiving advice from our service.

Contact us

Email: An email enquiry can be submitted 24/7. 

→ Family email advice
→ Education email advice

Webchat: open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm. 

A webchat icon will appear on the right hand side of the page if an adviser is available.

Telephone: open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Family Line: 0300 330 5480
Education line: 0300 330 5485

Bookable callback: available to book hourly Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. 

Click here to book a callback.

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Christmas holidays FAQ’s

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What we can provide


Free to access information pages


Free legal advice via telephone, email, and webchat


Detailed how-to guides (fee applicable)


A callback at a time that suits you (fee applicable)


The services of an interpreter if you find it difficult to speak English


Volunteering opportunities if you have a legal background


Influence policy development

What we cannot provide


Our opinion or provide a second opinion


Advice if you have instructed a solicitor or barrister


Advice if the child you are calling about lives outside of England


Legal representation or face-to-face advice


Advice on areas outside of child, family and education law, including child maintenance and benefit


Advice on the merits of an appeal


Advice to professionals in relation to what you should be doing in your professional capacity


Advice to students and professionals conducting research


Draft court forms and appeals

Latest news

LawStuff is our dedicated website designed specifically for children and young people who want to find out information about their rights. The website hosts our popular resource ‘At what age can I?’ as well as provides legal information on a wide range of issues including home and family, education, and immigration.