Kirklevington was a Detention Centre operated by the Home Office (now the Ministry of Justice), intended for 14 to 17 year old boys sentenced to periods of between 3 weeks and 4 months detention. The ‘short sharp shock’ treatment was used at this centre.

There have been numerous allegations of physical and abuse at this centre, which we are now investigating. Cleveland Police last year launched an investigation, Operation Magnolia, into abuse at the site in Yarm, North Yorkshire. We would urge anybody affected by abuse at Kirklevington to report these allegations to Cleveland Police, by calling the police 101 service.

Jordans Solicitors have a dedicated team of highly specialist lawyers who can ensure your claim is handled sensitively, enabling you to secure the best level of compensation from those responsible for your traumatic experiences.

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