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Adults and children at risk of harm

When you choose a residential home for your loved ones, you believe and trust they will be treated with respect and protected from harm; not be at risk of neglect and abuse.

Sadly, abuse can occur in many situations. Our specialist abuse claims solicitors have successfully acted for abused adults with learning difficulties, and for elderly people abused whilst resident in hospitals or care homes. An award of damages and an apology can go some way to showing our clients that what had happened was wrong and not their fault.

Partner Alison Millar represented former residents of Winterbourne View who suffered abuse at the hospital. We have also helped people who have been emotionally, physically and sexually abused by health care professionals when being treated for their mental health problems, such as for anorexia, alcoholism, and depression.

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Legal 500 recommended solicitor Emma Jones has represented hundreds of families whose relatives and loved ones suffered appalling levels of abuse and neglect in the Stafford Hospital scandal. Emma has also fought cases for learning disabled and mentally ill clients who have suffered abuse at the hands of their carers or clinicians.

We are investigating abuse allegations for vulnerable adults at a number of institutions.

Time limits do apply to 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 abuse claims team, who will understand and will tell you if we can help.

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Essex County Council pays £55,000 and makes an apology to survivor of abuse in children’s home

A man who was sexually abused by John Carpenter at New Century Road children’s home in Essex has been secured compensation and given a personal apology.

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Special school apologises for use of mechanical restraint against severely autistic twin boys

Parents of twin brothers with severe autism have achieved a landmark success with a successful claim under the Human Rights Act for the use of mechanical restraint chairs against their sons.

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High Court approves settlement for a six-year-old who was sexually assaulted by a classmate

A boy, known as Joel to protect his identity, has been secured compensation following alleged failures to prevent a sexual assault from taking place in school.

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Peer-on-peer abuse: is enough being done to address the risks in schools?

With children returning to classrooms following a national lockdown, Andrew Lord considers whether enough is being done to address the risks of peer-on-peer abuse