High profile inquiries into institutionalised child abuse have highlighted the growing number of vulnerable children who are or have been sexually victimised whilst in the care of schools and other educational facilities. As a result instances of child sexual abuse are now at the forefront of public interest, as victims begin to speak out against their abuser who occupied a former position of care.
Farleys Solicitors are leading specialists in abuse law and act on behalf of clients in a number of high profile abuse cases. If you or a loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of a teacher, or member of a public institution please don’t hesitate to contact our specialist abuse compensation team. For a private and confidential conversation on pursuing a claim, contact us today on 0330 134 6430. Alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.
Unfortunately, institutions such as schools that we openly place our trust in to look after the welfare of our children can become the setting in which child sexual abuse takes place. Whilst there are safeguards in place intended to protect children from the predatory or abusive behaviour of those in trusted positions of care, these are sadly not always effective.
The sexual abuse of children in private institutions has gained particular notoriety in recent years, although instances of abuse also occur in the state schooling system. It is rare that an instance of physical or sexual abuse within a school is a one off or isolated incident. Due to the vulnerability of children of such a young age, victims often become conditioned or manipulated by their abuser, causing the abuse to continue over a prolonged period of time.
Regardless of whether the abuse occurred decades ago or presently it is essential for victims to realise they were not to blame for the trauma and suffering they endured at the hands of their abuser. Pursing a compensation claim can not only give victims access support and counselling but can also assist in preventing future instances of abuse occurring.
The physical and sexual abuse of children causes long lasting psychological trauma, often severely restricting the victim’s emotional development. As national specialists in abuse law we realise that the prospect of coming forward can seem daunting. Whilst we fully appreciate how difficult the prospect of confronting their past can be for clients, it is important to know that you will never have to speak to the abuser themselves. Our experienced solicitors will remain by your side through the entirety of your case and manage all communications with the individuals/institutions concerned.