St Williams Approved School/Community Home at Market Weighton, East Yorkshire was a home operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough and the Roman Catholic De La Salle Brotherhood.
There have been a number of police investigations into the widespread sexual and physical abuse of children at the home. Abuse spanned from 1954 to 1992 when the home closed. One prolific abuser, James Carragher had been convicted on two previous occasions and sentenced to a total of 21 years imprisonment.
In January 2016, Carragher was sentenced to a further 9 years imprisonment, whilst Anthony McCallen was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. These sentences followed a 10 week trial in 2015, following which both were found guilty of offences against children in their care.
Jordans are currently representing a large number of clients who allege abuse by various member of staff at St Williams; 5 lead cases will be tried in 2016.
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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