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Child abuse claims

Sexual, physical, mental, emotional, psychological, or ritual abuse can take place anywhere, in schools, care homes, hospitals, clubs, even the family home. Child abuse also happens across the world.

Child abuse is never the child’s fault.

Our specialist child abuse claims solicitors  will believe in you. We will not judge you, and you won’t be made to feel guilty or ashamed if you talk to us.

"Alison Millar ‘provides measured and invaluable advice’ on abuse matters."
- Legal 500 2015 Rank 1 firm for Civil Liberties

Many people don’t tell about the abuse until they’re much older. It’s not ‘historic child abuse’: you’re living with the impact now. We have worked for people who were abused are in their 60’s and 70’s who never talked about the abuse before. 

So often, abuse is known about but covered up by organisations protecting their reputations, not the children in their care. The abuse is prolonged, and survivors are let down. We believe these organisations should be made accountable.

You may be able to make a claim for compensation for child abuse, against your abuser or an institution, which should have protected you. You can have a confidential discussion with one of our lawyers on the merits of a legal case.

We’ll talk about gathering evidence, whether compensation could be available, and realistically assess your chances of succeeding.

Don't worry about legal costs, or let it stop you contacting us.

You may be worried about having to appear in court. If you don’t feel able to confront your abuser, we will support you; you are in control. In fact, most cases settle before court.

We are investigating abuse claims at a number of institutions.

We have concluded cases relating to abuse at Holywell Lodge and St Dominics.

If you know of survivors who may need our help, please contact us.

Time limits do apply to child abuse compensation claims, but you may be able to claim even if the abuse occurred many years ago.

If you are a survivor, or a carer, you can talk confidentially to a member of the child abuse claims team, who will understand and will tell you if we can help.

Please phone Alison, Emma or Nichola on 020 7650 1200 in complete confidence, or fill in our enquiry form and someone from the abuse claims team will get back to you.
Failing to report child abuse in a school, hospital, church, or sports club operated by a national body is not a crime in England, Wales and Scotland, although it is in Northern Ireland.

We support the Mandate Now coalition of survivor charities is calling for reporting of child abuse to become mandatory in England, and also the rest of the UK. For more details check the Mandate Now website.

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