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Child Law Advice. Child Law Advice, part of Coram Children’s Legal Centre provides legal advice and information on Child, Family and Education Law through the dedicated website www.childlawadvice.org.uk and two legal advice telephone lines.
Actived: 3 days ago
What can happen to me if I break the law
(Just Now) The age of criminal responsibility in England is 10. This means that you cannot be charged with a crime if you are younger than that, but there are other things that can happen. Local Child Curfew – You may be banned from being in a public place between 9pm and 6am, …
Going to court – lawstuff.org.uk
(4 days ago) Police and law > Going to court > Do you have the right to have a solicitor when you go to court? Yes, if you have been accused of a crime, you will be given a solicitor to defend you in court. If you don’t already know a solicitor, you will be given a solicitor who is on duty.
Legal highs – lawstuff.org.uk
(1 days ago) This law does not apply to alcohol, medicines, nicotine, caffeine and poppers. Possession of “legal highs” or psychoactive substances is not an offence, except in a prison or young offender centre. Useful organisations. FRANK give friendly, confidential drugs advice. Visit their website or …
Searching and screening – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) Schools, by law, must clearly state in their behaviour policy which items are prohibited. Screening. Schools can force you to be screened by a walk-through or hand-held metal detector whether or not they suspect you of having a weapon and without your consent. If you refuse to be screened, the school may refuse access on to the School premises.
My body – lawstuff.org.uk
(Just Now) At the age of 16, you can consent to surgical, medical or dental treatment, including the taking of blood samples (see also ‘At Any Age’). You can also choose your own doctor. ss.8 and 21 (2) Family Law Reform . Act 1969. At the age of 16, if you are female, you can buy emergency contraception (the ‘morning after’ pill) over-the-counter
Being a witness in court – lawstuff.org.uk
(4 days ago) Not in all cases. If the judge thinks that it will be too difficult for you to give evidence in the same room as the person accused of breaking the law, he or she might ask that a screen be put up in the court room so that you can’t see that person. Where it is a case about violence, the court usually feels that you need special protection
If you are arrested – lawstuff.org.uk
(9 days ago) What happens when you arrive at the police station? When you arrive at the police station you should be told what your rights are (these will be written on a piece of paper but if you don’t understand what it means you should ask questions).. You have the right to: Have someone told that you have been arrested (for example, you might ask a police officer to call your parent/s or guardian/s
Not from UK: your status – lawstuff.org.uk
(4 days ago) Police and law. Being a witness in court; Going to court; If you are arrested; Legal aid; Legal highs; Police powers; Rape and other forms of abuse; What can happen to me if I break the law? Back; Children’s services. Accommodation by Children’s Services; Adoption – locating birth parents and siblings; Advocacy; Support available for
At What Age timeline – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) s.15 Law of Property Act 1925. 106. ss.175-178 and 188-191 Housing Act 1996. The Local Authority has a duty to house you if you are homeless, in need of help, or in priority need and you did not make yourself intentionally homeless. Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities. July 2006. 108. s.20(3) Children Act 1989
Homelessness – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) The law says that if you ask the housing department of your Local Authority for help with homelessness you should first be considered for support by Children’s Services under section 17 or section 20 Children Act 1989. It may be advisable to seek accommodation under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989.
At what age can I… – lawstuff.org.uk
(2 days ago) When you are 16 you can normally leave home without the consent of your parents or anyone else with parental responsibility. If there is an order saying who you should live with, this usually comes to an end when you are 18. When can I get a job? You can usually get a …
Returning to school in September – lawstuff.org.uk
(7 days ago) See our page on the Child Law Advice Service website for further information. Face coverings. The World Health Organisation published a statement on 21 August about children and face coverings. They now advise that “children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at
Housing – lawstuff.org.uk
(Just Now) s.15 Law of Property Act 1925. 106. ss.175-178 and 188-191 Housing Act 1996. At the age of 16, the Local Authority has a duty to house you if you are homeless, in need of help, or in priority need and you did not make yourself intentionally homeless. Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities. July 2006. 108. s.20 (3) Children Act 1989.
Support available for children in need – lawstuff.org.uk
(2 days ago) The law is in section 17 Children Act 1989. How can I get support? To get support, either you or your parents can contact Children’s Services in your area and ask for a ‘ child in need ’ assessment. A Social Worker will then decide whether to do one.
Rape and other forms of abuse – lawstuff.org.uk
(9 days ago) The word “consent” in this context is defined in law. A person consents if he or she agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice. The law does not require the victim to have resisted physically in order to prove a lack of consent. A boy or girl under the …
Bullying – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) Your school must, by law, have an anti-bullying policy. This is a document which says how the school will stop bullying and handle complaints of bullying. Your school should follow this policy to decide how to act in your situation. Schools are required by law to protect and promote the welfare of children.
Medical needs in school – lawstuff.org.uk
(8 days ago) By law, schools have to give extra support to pupils who have medical conditions. What should the school do? Either you or your parent can request the school’s own policy on supporting pupils’ medical needs. The policy should set out: what the school will do when told that a pupil has a medical condition
Contact us – lawstuff.org.uk
(5 days ago) This form is for YOUNG PEOPLE to contact us to assist in finding out information. If you are a parent please visit www.childlawadvice.org.uk for details of how to seek advice on your matter. Please read the following before completing the form:. LawStuff is solely to provide information to young people aged 10-25 on their rights.
Not from UK: support – lawstuff.org.uk
(Just Now) The area of law is called community care so you need to try to find a community care solicitor. Sometimes cases about how old young people are go to court. This can take a very long time, often many months or even more. For more information, see: Legal Aid. What support can you get from Children’s Services if you are 18 or over?
Getting extra help in school – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) The Local Authority must, by law, provide the support written in your plan. If the Local Authority or your school does not do this, you or your parents should get legal advice, as you may be able to make a complaint and force the Local Authority and school to provide the support that you need.
Terms and conditions – lawstuff.org.uk
(5 days ago) Coram Children’s Legal Centre cannot be held responsible if changes to the law outdate the information as presented on this site. Please be aware that the information available on this site is only applicable to England. Our telephone number is 0300 330 5480 and is open Monday to …
Employment for young persons – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) Employing young people under the age of 14 is possible in certain circumstances. However, this will often depend on the particular by-laws of the Local Authority where you live so you should check with your local council. You can start full-time employment as soon as you don’t have to attend school any more, which is on the last Friday in
Young carers – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) Carers Direct helpline: Carers Direct information and advice for carers 0300 123 1053. The Children’s Society: various services providing support to young carers. Contact: www.youngcarer.com or 01962 711511. Find out how you can access support with this issue by contacting the Coram Voice free Advocacy Helpline for Children and Young People
Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Children’s Services – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) Children’s services is responsible for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of vulnerable children. These responsibilities continue whilst the Covid-19 outbreak is ongoing but there have been some changes in how children’s services operate.. The government has published detailed guidance and this can be found here.. It is important that the difficult and complex decisions that need to
Transgender Children – lawstuff.org.uk
(5 days ago) Schools are required by law to protect and promote the welfare of children. The school must take all reasonable steps to reduce the risks of harm to you and deal with concerns about your safety. Your school must, by law, have an anti- bullying policy. This is a document which says how the school will stop bullying and handle complaints of bullying.
Smacking – lawstuff.org.uk
(9 days ago) It is against the law for your parent or carer to smack you unless this is ‘ reasonable punishment’. Reasonable punishment depends on the situation, but no smack should leave more than a small and brief injury such as reddening of the skin, scratches or a graze. If you are smacked and have a more severe injury, then the person who smacked
Privacy Notice – lawstuff.org.uk
Glossary – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) A department of the Local Authority who must identify and protect children at risk of harm, provide support to children in need and are responsible for children in care. Used to be known as Social Services. Civil partnership. A relationship between same sex couples which is recognised in law.
Living arrangements – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) The court, by law, must make a decision which is in your best interests. Can I decide where I want to live? If you are 16 or over – You are able to decide where you wish to live unless there is a court order setting out your living arrangements which lasts until you reach the age of 18.
When do I have to go to school
(5 days ago) Your parents, by law, must make sure that you are in full-time education from the term after your fifth birthday. This is called compulsory school age. From this age, you must either be in school or receive home education. This means: children who will turn 5 between 1st January and 31st March are of compulsory school age at the beginning of
Mental health in school – lawstuff.org.uk
(8 days ago) Schools have a duty to promote positive mental health and therefore there are several services that the school can offer if you require help. Pastoral care – Your first point of contact within the school should be your class/form teacher. Every teacher owes a duty of care to their pupils and therefore they must listen and make decisions which
Advocacy – lawstuff.org.uk
(2 days ago) Police and law. Being a witness in court; Going to court; If you are arrested; Legal aid; Legal highs; Police powers; Rape and other forms of abuse; What can happen to me if I break the law? Back; Children’s services. Accommodation by Children’s Services; Adoption – locating birth parents and siblings; Advocacy; Support available for
Legal aid – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) When it comes to other areas of the law, you will need to check with Civil Legal Advice or a legal aid solicitor whether you qualify for legal aid. Non-criminal cases may take into consideration the financial circumstances of your parent’s/ carer ’s in assessing whether you qualify for legal aid.
Volunteer – lawstuff.org.uk
(4 days ago) If you are studying law or have studied law then you can help our advisers on the helpline; Why would I volunteer? Volunteering with us gives you great work experience in a legal office; you will get free training, money for travel and a reference for future employers. More than half of our volunteers go on to get a job with us. Meet new people.
Children’s services – lawstuff.org.uk
(1 days ago) s.15 Law of Property Act 1925. 106. ss.175-178 and 188-191 Housing Act 1996. At the age of 16, the Local Authority has a duty to house you if you are homeless, in need of help, or in priority need and you did not make yourself intentionally homeless. Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities. July 2006. 108. s.20(3) Children Act 1989
Changing your name – lawstuff.org.uk
(3 days ago) A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. You can change any part of your name, add or remove names and hyphens, or change spelling. You can contact the local registry office for information on how to change your name via Deed Poll. If you are under 16 either parent can make an application to change your name by Deed Poll.
Complaints to schools – lawstuff.org.uk
(6 days ago) Schools are required by law to have a complaints procedure which can be found easily.. How do I complain about my school? If you are unhappy with how an issue has been dealt with at school, it may be worth talking about this with your parent(s).