Woodend Assessment Centre in Atherton near Wigan is being investigated following allegations of physical and sexual abuse.

The former chldren’s home was orginally opened by Lancashire Council in 1969 as a remand home. It is now subject to an investigation by Greater Manchester Police. Operation Milan launched in 2015 to investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse relating to the children in the home. In February 2015, Wigan Council, who took over responsibility of the home in 1974, issued an apology to former residents. The home is now closed.

David Mann a former employee of the home has been charged with three counts under the Sexual Offences Act. The charges relate to the period of 1982 to 1987 when the complainants were aged between 11 and 16 years of age.

Mr Mann has been bailed and is due to appear at Wigan Magistrates Court on the 11th October 2017.

How can we help with abuse cases?

Jordans Solciitors are aware of a number of cases that related to serious allegations against various members of staff who worked at Woodend. We urge anyone who has been affected by abuse at Woodend to seek advice to ensure that their own allegations are properly investigated.

Jordans Solicitors have a dedicated team of highly specialist abuse lawyers who can ensure that your claim is handled sensitively, enablingg you to secure the best level of compensation from those responsible for your traumatic experiences. Call our team today on 0800 9555 094 if you think you have been a victim or suspect another person has.

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