St William’s was an approved school and community home in Market Weighton for boys between the ages of 10 and 17. Over a period of 30 years many residents were subjected to both significant sexual and physical abuse until the home was finally closed down in 1992.
The former principal was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in 1994 and subsequently in 2004 to a further 14 years for abuse against the boys. The Supreme Court judgement of November 2012 has helped the case as it widened the law in relation to vicarious liability.
If you suffered abuse at St William’s, and would like to talk to one of our specialist child abuse lawyers in confidence, call 0800 138 4700.