Frances Trevena is a barrister and the legal and policy manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre. She has worked on issues relating to violence against women and girls for the last seven years. Her expertise is in the UK immigration system and gender based violence, including human trafficking. Previously, she worked on these issues at Rights of Women, providing training, legal advice and writing legal guides on Women, Families and Article 8 and Trafficking and NRM and Children and the Law, Relocation, Holidays and Abduction.
In 2015, she set up and managed Poppy Legal, a legal advice centre and strategic litigation hub connected to the Eaves Poppy Project for trafficked women and girls until its closure. Frances holds an LLM in Law and Gender and is a trustee for the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC).