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Coram Children’s Legal Centre

48 Mecklenburgh Square,
Telephone: Education Law Line - 0300 330 5485
Family Law - 033 330 5480
Migrant Children's Project advice line - 020 7636 8505
Advice Line: 0300 330 5480 / 0300 330 5485
Website: Coram Children's Legal Centre


Offering free legal advice on family, child and education law for every parent, carer and young person in England. The website has lots of information on issues that families frequently ask about so it is worth checking before calling. 

Get in touch for free legal advice:

  • adoption & fostering
  • healthcare
  • family & relationship breakdown
  • immigration & asylum
  • work & training
  • duties of Local Authorities
  • schools & education
  • parental responsibilities
  • child protection & welfare
  • residence & accommodation
  • kinship & guardianship
  • school exclusions

Callback services

You can call Coram or book a callback from a member of their legal team, which is a paid-for service. Please see here for full details of how this works.

Time / Date Details

Session Information

Advice line: 0300 330 5480 / 0300 330 5485 Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
Migrant Children's Project advice line: Tuesday to Thursday 10am - 6pm
Civil Legal Advice Education Law Line: Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 9am to 12.30pm

Other Details


You are required to pay for SOME of the information and services
Please check the website for more details.

Who is eligible?

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has launched a new website for its Child Law Advice Service (CLAS) to increase and improve access to free advice for people seeking information around child and family law. 

What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you like or are not happy with, then talk about it with the staff or the manager so they can look at how they deliver their service. If you are still not happy, ask if they have a complaints procedure.

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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