Our legal networks
This page contains information about our legal networks - Strategic Litigation for the Rights of Children (SLRC) and Lawyers for Children's Rights (LCR). Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out how you can join the networks.
Strategic Litigation for the Rights of Children (SLRC) network
SLRC is a professional network whose purpose is to promote the use of strategic litigation to increase the realisation of children’s rights in England.
Policy experts and lawyers in private practice and NGOs have complementary areas of work and expertise and often have common strategic aims. Through the network, we aim to bring professionals together to help generate strategic litigation projects that can achieve change for children.
The network has proved a popular resource for lawyers and other professionals since its re-launch in 2008, helping members to form new working relationships, share ideas and spread the word about children’s rights violations as well as positive legal developments. In the coming year, we seek to refocus the SLRC network’s activities to make sure we are really making a difference for children, and to ensure the network’s sustainability as a vibrant forum and resource for lawyers and others with an interest in strategic litigation to achieve change for children.
SLRC network members
11 Million, the Advisory Centre for Education, the AIRE Centre, the Association of Lawyers for Children, Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team (ASIRT), Baby Milk Action, Bail for Immigration Detainees, Bindmans LLP, the British Humanist Association, the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), the Children's Legal Centre, the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), Children's Rights Officers and Advocates (CROA), Every Disabled Child Matters, Fair Play for Children, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Full Time Mothers, the Howard League for Penal Reform, INQUEST, Just for Kids Law, JUSTICE, the Law Centres Federation, Liberty, Maxwell Gillott solicitors, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, the National Autistic Society, the National Youth Advocacy Service, NCB, the NSPCC, Pierce Glynn solicitors, the Prison Reform Trust, the Public Law Project, the Refugee Children's Consortium, Scope, Shelter Children's Legal Service, The Children's Society, Voice and Youth Access.
Naomi Angell, Noel Arnold, Jenny Boswell, Stephen Broach, Clare Collier, Ceri Davies, Sandhya Drew, Violet During, Anna Edmundson, Nadine Finch, Jane Fortin, Afshaan Hena, Lynne Hill, Rachel Hodgkin, Kathryn Hollingsworth, Sue King, Rachel Knowles, Nick Lessof, Peter Newell, Camilla Parker, Adam Porte, Nikhil Roy, Adam Sandell, Emmanuel Sherwin, Justina Stewart, Rebekah Wilson and David Wolfe.
Lawyers for Children’s Rights (LCR) network
In 2010, we launched a new Lawyers for Children’s Rights (LCR) network as part of our You’ve got the Right programme.
The purpose of this national network is to enable us to identify practising lawyers around the country, with a range of relevant specialisms, that are willing and able to act for children who contact our national advice service. LCR network members will also be invited to participate in CRAE children’s rights training sessions in their local area.
For more information about the LCR network, contact Sue Marris.
Joining CRAE's legal networks
CRAE member organisations can join our legal networks as organisations and name an unlimited number of individuals to be listed as SLRC and/or LCR contacts. Individual CRAE members will be entitled to individual network membership.
You can find out more about becoming a CRAE member here.