It is unacceptable that a child will be expected to navigate an adult legal system or go to court unrepresented. Without the Lords’ amendment to retain civil legal aid for all children under 18, we are concerned that over 6000 children would be forced to go to court without legal help and, crucially, representation.

Month of publication 
March
Year of publication 
2012
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Ellen Broome
Category 
Parliamentary briefings