Abuse in Education
Teachers are in a position of trust and if a child or youth is abused by their teacher, it can have a huge detrimental affect on their physical and mental development. It often results in childhood disorders going undetected which can then lead to more serious psychological problems in adulthood. Whilst compensation cannot take away these problems, it could help with the cost of treatment/rehabilitation.
As employer/employee relationship exists between a teacher and local authority or School Governors, the school are responsible for the children in their care and employ teachers to nurture and befriend children during the course of educating them.
They are employed in a position of trust and if they are abused by and while the teacher is engaged in duties at the very time and place demanded by his employment, a Judge is more likely than not to find the Defendant (local authority/Governors of the school) to be responsible for that abuse.
Our child abuse claim expert would look at the connection between the relationship between the abuser and the Defendant and between the abuser and the abuse itself and can advise you whether you have prospects of pursuing a claim for injury caused by abuse.
What we can 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 Solicitors 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 094 and 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.