Schools should be an environment where young people are safe to learn and develop in safety, and teachers are rightly held in the highest esteem in society.
However sometimes, people who are charged with looking after our children and young people in schools take advantage of their position of trust to commit abuse. The effects of this abuse can have far-reaching consequences at such a formative time in a young person’s life.
How do I claim?
Where the abuse was perpetrated by a teacher, or someone with a position of responsibility at the school, such as a caretaker, then it may be possible to establish the school is “vicariously liable” for the acts of the perpetrator.
How can we help you?
We have extensive experience in bringing cases against education establishments in England and Wales for abuse perpetrated by their employees. Our team was involved in the Special Schools strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) so we have a great deal of experience in cases of abuse in the education system. If you wish to know more about your legal rights, please speak to us in complete confidence and we can advise you about taking the next step.