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Prof Dame Carolyn Hamilton DBE


Dame Carolyn Hamilton is a barrister, Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Essex, formerly Director of the Children's Legal Centre and now Director of Coram International at Coram Children’s Legal Centre. She was the Senior Legal Adviser to the Children’s Commissioner and served as the Children and Families Commissioner to the Legal Services Commission. She was made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours' list for her work on children's rights. Dame Carolyn has been a consultant for UNICEF and other UN bodies for the last 20 years, working in over 50 countries mainly with governments, to promote and implement children's rights . She has a particular interest in the promotion of children's right to education.

"I am delighted to support Royal National Children's Springboard Foundation in its inspirational work on improving children's life chances, helping children reach their full potential, and promoting social cohesion."

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