Suffolk Family Support Clinic



Suffolk Law Advice Centre

46A St Matthews Street



Phone number

01473 408111

Opening Times

All legal advice is now by phone/email (open 9am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm, Monday – Friday). All our advice services are still running, but our phone line can get busy. If we do not answer your call straightaway, please be patient and leave a short message with your name and phone number, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Area(s) of law

Child, Family

Who can access this clinic?

The service is only available to those living or working in Suffolk

Information about accessibility

Wheel Chair access to our reception.

This clinic offers the following service(s)

Form Filling, Initial Advice

You can access the service in the following way(s)


Summary of Service

The Family Support Clinic is run by Suffolk Law Centre. Our service is free, independent and confidential. We have trained Family Legal Volunteers who will advise you on the merits of beginning or continuing with the proposed application and assist with form-filling. They will also explain what happens during a Court Hearing and advise you about how to best represent yourself. The Legal Volunteer can advise on the following orders only: - Child Arrangement Orders for issues of residence and contact [under Section 8 Children Act 1989] - A Prohibited Steps Order [under Section 8 Children Act 1989] - A Specific Issue Order [under Section 8 Children Act 1989] - An order for parental responsibility [under Section 4 Children Act 1989] - An order to change a child’s surname [under Section 13 Children Act 1989] - An order varying, discharging or enforcing any of the above named orders - An order seeking disclosure of a child's whereabouts