JAFLAS - Turning Law into Justice   

Turning Law into Justice

Children's legal issues

Using the Law to promote, protect and realise children’s rights


Our legal services are child focussed and the child is always our client. We ensure that public authorities, tribunals and courts recognise children as rights holders with the right to express their views and have those views taken into account. We ensure that the voice of the child is heard when decisions are being made, that the child’s best interests are at the heart of decision-making and that children have equality of access to their legal rights. In some cases, the child will have access to legal aid to proceed with their case to court.


Legal advice can be provided on the following areas:

  • Family Law
  • Being Looked After
  • Youth Justice
  • Mental Health Law
  • Access to Medical Services
  • Access to Family Support Services
  • School Admissions
  • Suspensions and Expulsions
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Employment
  • Leaving home
  • The Human Rights Act
  • Equality and Discrimination