Young People and Families

School Exclusion Clinic

Coram Children’s Legal Centre, in collaboration with the law firm Allen and Overy, runs the School Exclusion Clinic, which offers free legal representation to parents or carers of children and young people who have been permanently excluded from a school in London

If you would like to make a referral or find out more details, visit this page. It is helpful to get in touch with us as soon as possible after receiving the letter from the school confirming the permanent exclusion.

External resources

The School Exclusions Hub provides information and tools for community and advice organisations to enable them to support families through the process of challenging unfair school exclusions.

We aim to grow this area of the Hub in the coming months to include more resources to help young people and families.

We are always working to increase the number of organisations able to offer support to families facing exclusion. However, if you are not able to find help, you can find further information to help you challenge an exclusion yourself in these places:

  • Child Law Advice Service – Free specialist legal advice and information on child, family and education law for parents, carers and young people in England from Coram Children’s Legal Centre.
  • The School Exclusion Project – The School Exclusion Project provides free legal representation to challenge permanent school exclusion.
  • LawStuff – Free legal information for children and young people, run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre.
  • Coram Children’s Legal Centre – CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals.
  • Coram Voice – Coram Voice offers support and information for children and young people in London who are in care, on the edge of care and care leavers.
  • IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice) – Free and independent legal advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).