Key organisations helping with children

Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Coram Childrens Legal Centre provides expert legal advice on all areas of children’s rights, including immigration, child protection, education and juvenile justice. In some cases, they can also provide representation. Call their child law helpline for free legal advice.

T: 020 7713 0089


Migrant Children’s Project Advice email:


Gingerbread is the UK’s leading single-parent charity. They offer advice and assistance on a range of issues including benefits, child maintenance, child care, contact arrangements, housing, separation and work.  Gingerbread also run single parent forums and support groups.

T:  0808 802 0925 Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, Weds 5pm-7pm

Webchat here : Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 1pm-4pm, and Weds 10am-1pm

Family Lives

Up-to-date guidance on all aspects of living together as a family, from children and young people, to divorce and separation. They have guides on a wide range of issues, including parent-teenager relationships, cyberbullying, mental health, discipline and sexuality.

T: 0808 800 2222 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

Online chat here – available Mon 1.30pm-9pm, Tues-Fri 10.30am-9pm


The Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service is a government body who look out for the wellbeing of children involved in family court proceedings. Their website provides guides for parents, children and professionals to help prepare for court, as well as resources and links to organisations that can help.

T: 0300 456 4000