Abuse in Child & Care Homes

Children who are looked after in the local authority care system have the right to live in a secure and caring environment. Whether a child has been placed in care as a temporary measure or for the long term, the children’s home or care home responsible for them has a ‘duty of care’ to ensure they’re safe.

In the majority of cases, young people in care say that their experiences are good. Unfortunately, some looked-after children do not receive appropriate protection and become victims of neglect, abuse and exploitation. Child abuse that is carried out in this type of environment usually involves sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Whether it is inflicted by another child, a staff member in a position of trust or a person from outside the home, abuse of this nature is totally unacceptable.

If you’re an adult who suffered child abuse in care homes or a children’s home during childhood, taking legal action could help you bring those responsible to justice.

Specialists in Abuse Claims in Child & Care Homes

We have a vastly-experienced team of child abuse specialists who can advise you on the best way to secure compensation for your suffering – even if the abuse happened years ago.


Our child abuse solicitors will fight hard to hold the individual or organisation they worked for to account – regardless of how the abuse happened or where it took place.

  • Our specialist team of solicitors are here for you and your loved ones to provide expert legal advice.

  • We help to take away the worry and hassle out of making a claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

  • We understand that no amount of money can ever heal physical or emotional scars, it may allow you to access counselling or therapy to make life more manageable in future.

Making an Abuse in Child & Care Home Claim

We know complete trust and confidence between ourselves and those we represent is one of the most important aspects of the support we provide. That is why we have a dedicated team of specialist abuse lawyers supporting those who bravely come forward to discuss the trauma they’ve suffered, at any time in their lives.

Our abuse claims team contains lawyers with an expert understanding of the law around abuse claims. They also have considerable experience and knowledge of the emotional and psychological impact that abuse and assault can have on those who have suffered.

How much will my claim cost?

All abuse cases taken on by us are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.