If you are an abuse survivor, you are not alone. We are leading specialists in abuse law, with more than 20 years of experience in seeking justice for our clients in child abuse cases.
If you or a loved one has experienced abuse at the hands of a Scout leader, we are here to help. No matter how long it’s been since the abuse occurred, we’ll be able to arrange a meeting between you and a specialist abuse claims solicitor here at Farleys, so we can look at the best ways to get justice and closure for you.
Our decades of experience means we know how difficult these conversations can be to have, and your comfort, safety and dignity is our priority throughout. You can get in touch with us by speaking to a member of our specialist abuse team on 0330 134 6430, or completing an online enquiry form.
Pursuing a claim against the Scouts
If you or a loved one have been subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse at the hands of a scout leader, you may be able to bring a claim against the person who abused you, against the Scout Association, or both, depending on the circumstances of your case. Farleys Solicitors can support you through this difficult period, securing you the valuable resources need to move forward with your life.
Our highly skilled solicitors realise the suffering caused by instances of abuse never truly goes away, but pursing a claim often helps in providing survivors with a much-needed sense of closure over their past ordeals.
We are currently acting for a number of clients who have suffered abuse in the Scouts, including people subjected to abuse by:
- John Michael Creagh, who was sentenced to four years in jail for historical sex abuse crimes particularly relating to the 37th Ormskirk St Anne’s Scout Group in the 1970’s
- John Edward Bates who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sex abuse crimes during his time as a scout leader between 1972 and 1989.
- Kenneth Alan Fawcett, who was sentenced to four years imprisonment for abusing boys in Barnoldswick and West Craven, whilst working as a Scout leader for Barrowford Scout Group