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Swaylands School abuse claims

If you were abused at Swaylands School we can help.

Our specialist team of abuse solicitors have represented several survivors of abuse at Swaylands School, helping them achieve some level of justice.

If you are an ex-pupil of Swaylands School and were abused while you were there, our team of abuse lawyers can offer you advice and support.

Swaylands School was a residential school for boys with special education needs, set up in the early 1940s.

It was managed and operated by the London Borough of Barnet and taught children with a range of learning and behavioural difficulties between the ages of seven and 19 from across the South East of England.

The school was housed in a listed building in Penshurst, near Tonbridge in Kent and closed in the early 1990s.

It’s currently at the centre of a large-scale child sexual abuse investigation by police – with the abuse alleged to have taken place between 1967 and 1993.

If you are a survivor of abuse at Swaylands School and would like to speak to a member of our specialist team about the investigation, please get in touch about a possible claim.

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Swaylands school abuse

Allegations of abuse at Swaylands School first surfaced in December 1992. An investigation by Barnet Council in 1993 led to the school’s closure and two men were later jailed for three years for offences of indecency with children.

In 2011 more ex-pupils came forward with additional allegations of abuse. Two more men in their sixties and seventies have since been arrested in connection with historic child sex offences.

The police believe that as many as 50 children may have been abused at the school. They have appealed for anyone with information about the alleged abuse of children to come forward and contact them on 01622 654852.

Contact Leigh Day’s abuse claims team

Get in touch with our specialist abuse team to discuss your case. One of our solicitors will listen you your story, assess if you may have a claim and explain how we can provide you with the necessary support.

All our team will treat your case with the care, confidentiality and compassion. Child abuse lawyer Alison Millar is currently representing a number of abuse survivors who attended Swaylands School.

We have ample experience is seeking justice for abuse survivors, including reaching legal settlements for other survivors of the Swaylands School abuse.

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