Claims Against Childrens Homes or Institutions and Schools
Childrens Homes, Approved Schools and Community Homes are places designed to care for and look after some of the most vulnerable members of society. Children are placed in these homes for many reasons but often come from troubled backgrounds and need support and guidance that has been missing in their family life. There is a duty on the home and the employees to care for and protect the child and ensure that there is a safe and supportive environment for them.
Sadly, we have dealt with a vast number of cases where the staff members at such homes fail to provide the care and protection for these children and use their position of trust to abuse children in their care. In cases where this happens, those responsible for the operation of the home can be held liable for such abuse.
There are now safeguarding measures in place to protect vulnerable children at these homes. This has not always been the case. As Child Abuse Lawyers we have dealt with and are continuing to deal with cases where individuals have been abused as children or teenagers when at such homes in some cases several decades ago. We have extensive experience of dealing with claims involving physical and sexual abuse at Childrens Homes such as St Williams Childrens Home in Market Weighton, Rose Hill Childrens Home in Manchester and Royd Edge Residential School in Kirklees
Click here for a list of some of the many Homes and Institutions we have acted against and are familiar with
Our Specialist Child Abuse Solicitors have represented many people who have suffered abuse whilst in the care system. We will usually advise that the claim is brought against the body responsible for operation of the Home, such as the Local Authority rather than the individual There are a number of reasons why, but generally this is because they are more likely to be insured or would have enough money to pay you any compensation that you are awarded. The steps involved are usually more straightforward than when you are bringing a claim against an individual.
What Can We do
The effects of abuse on a child can have far reaching implications, having an extreme impact on their development as adults and their day to day functioning.
Our Child Abuse Lawyers are here to provide support and guidance at a very difficult time. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse in any of the situations outlined above please contact the Abuse Team on our dedicated freephone number 0800 9555 094and one of our specialist Child Abuse Lawyers will be happy to discuss your situation in confidence.
Whilst we cannot change what has happened in the past, we will endeavour to recover compensation to allow you to seek the required support to rebuild your life.