Abuse in Sports or Youth Organisations
Parents are often keen to encourage their children to get involved in a whole range of activities including clubs, scouts, guides or cadets or perhaps sports, athletics, music drama or other activities and interests. There are and have always been lots of clubs and organisations attended by children and young people.
Many organisations now have extensive safeguarding measures in place to try and protect those attending. This has not always been the case. As Child Abuse Lawyers we have dealt with and are continuing to deal with cases where individuals have been abused as children or as teenagers when attending such clubs and organisations.
Abuse of boys by Scout Leaders is a common example. Whilst there are lots of divisions in the Scouts, a claim will usually be brought against the Scout Association itself.
Our Specialist Solicitors at Jordans have successfully recovered compensation for abuse by music tutors, choir masters, football and other sports coaches and by Army and Cadet Leaders. Where a person is employed or given the responsibility for teaching, coaching, tutoring or leading others by a Company/Organisation or Local Authority and that person abuses their position and commits an act of abuse or assault a claim may be possible.
What can we 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 094and 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.