Who we are

Kids in Need of Defense UK is a collaboration between the US charity, KIND Inc. and three UK not for profit organisations: Central England Law Centre, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit at Islington Law Centre.

https://supportkind.org/ In the US, KIND staff and pro bono partners represent unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings. Together, they ensure that no child stands in court alone.

Our UK organisations are specialists in providing legal advice and representation to vulnerable client groups. They all have particular expertise in immigration and asylum law and a mission to make justice accessible to all.

Kids in Need of Defense UK aims to translate the US pro bono model into the UK context. Ultimately, we will achieve a self-sustaining pro bono model of legal representation for migrant children and young people where there is inadequate, or no, legal aid representation available.