Needlewood Assessment Centre was a home at which children were temporarily placed for assessment before being allocated to a more permanent placement such as a foster home or children’s home. The centre was run by Barnsley Borough Council and eventually closed down in 2007.

Alan Bennett was in charge of the home for a number of years during the 1970s and 1980s, and was convicted in 2003 of 2 serious sex assaults and 8 indecent assaults. Originally sentenced to 11 years, this was reduced in 2005 to 8 years. He was 64 at the time of his conviction.

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.

If you would like help with pursuing a claim, please make contact with us by e-mail, telephone on our freephone number or by completing a request a call back form.

Return to Cases Overview

Request a Call Back

or call us on 033 03001103

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.