Religious abuse can happen within any religion, and within any religious setting; including churches, mosques and synagogues. If you or a loved one has been subjected to abuse by a religious figure or institution, rest assured that we’re here to help.
At Farleys, we recognise that the status of abusers can often make it harder for survivors to come forward, often for fear that they might not be believed. That’s why you can count on your specialist abuse claims solicitor to listen without judgement, and be clear and direct with you. We want to make the abuse claims process as stress-free as possible for you.
With decades of experience behind us, we know that in recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of cases reporting abuse that has been committed by established members of the clergy and Church in particular. The exposure of the deep rooted levels of systematic abuse within the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England has revealed the extent to which abuse can occur within voluntary organisations. It also revealed a series of cover ups that have taken place over the years, including historical abuse committed within various religious bodies throughout the UK.
Survivors of such abuse often have to contend with feelings of shame or guilt, which can sometimes develop into self-blaming tendencies. All that can make it much harder to open up to someone else about the abuse.
As leading specialists in this highly emotive and complex area of law, we understand the struggle our clients face when required to speak out about their past for the very first time. Our dedicated team support abuse survivors throughout the process, treating every case with the sensitivity and discretion it deserves.
The extensive experience our team possesses allows us to identify the best course of action, ensuring you finally gain a sense of closure and justice over past events. We will also work tirelessly to ensure you receive the support required to allow you to move forward with your life, working closely with top clinical specialists.