By Amy Clowrey, child abuse solicitor.
In 2016 Lambeth council accepted that, historically, many children were psychologically, physically and sexually abused in their care and a redress scheme is currently being developed to compensate survivors. They accepted that this was a large number of children spanning over a many years.
This acceptance was a direct result of the hard work of Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (SOSA) and the courage of victims in speaking out.
The redress scheme is still being discussed by legal teams for Lambeth and SOSA, a timescale is yet to be confirmed but it is hoped that some progress will be made soon and that finally the survivors can have some redress after many years of waiting.
Switalskis Solicitors are representing a number of survivors of historical abuse suffered whilst in the care of Lambeth council.
Applications to the proposed scheme should be made now and we would be able to advise you on an application and alternative remedies.
If you are a victim of abuse whilst in the care of Lambeth and would like a confidential chat with a member of our specialist team, please call 0800 138 4700.