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Civil Legal Advice (Legal Aid)

We provide free legal advice on education law matters paid for by legal aid. SEND, discrimination and judicial review (e.g. for children not receiving education / unlawful exclusions etc.) are included as part of our work.

You might be able to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice (CLA) as part of legal aid. You can get help from CLA for problems including:

  • debt, if your home is at risk
  • housing, eg if you’re homeless or at risk of being evicted
  • domestic abuse
  • family issues, eg family mediation or if your child’s being taken into care
  • special education needs - free legal advice on education law matters
  • discrimination

Civil Legal Advice is part of the SEND Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG) - a network of like minded organisations that provide free and impartial advice to children, young people and their families.

Who to contact

0345 345 4345
Civil Legal Advice
Extra details

Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, Saturday, 9am to 12:30pm

Related Organisation
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG)

Who is it for?

Eligibility Details

To use this service, you need to be eligible for legal aid. You can use the online tool to find out if you qualify. You’ll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your income and savings.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

You can use CLA’s free translation service if English isn’t your first language.

You can also book a British Sign Language interpreter if you’re deaf or hard of hearing.

Face to face advice is available in exceptional circumstances.

Last updated date:
25 September 2017


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