Ongoing Cases

The Child Abuse Law team at Switalskis has a wealth of experience helping clients claim compensation in child abuse cases where the abuse happened a long time ago.

Following a recent change in the law that allows survivors of historic child abuse to bring claims against their abusers or the institutions that failed to protect them, our expert lawyers have represented many clients in claims relating to past abuse, including large group action cases.

We know that it can take many years for people who have suffered child abuse to be able to talk about their experiences. Even today, survivors of abuse that occurred in children’s homes, churches and boarding schools in the 1970s and 1980s are coming forward to seek the justice they deserve.

If you experienced child abuse or neglect while in the care of a public institution or private establishment you may be entitled to claim compensation. For expert advice speak to a member of our team in confidence, call 01924 882000 or complete our contact form.

Our team has dealt with claims relating to a wide range of schools, children’s home, youth detention centres and other establishments. Click on the name of the institution for more information.

Group action child abuse claims

The team is currently dealing with major group action claims relating to the following places:

St Williams, Market Weighton

Kendall House, Gravesend

Medomsley Detention Centre

Fort Augustus, English Benedictines

Other establishments affected by historic child abuse

We are happy to speak with anyone who may have experienced child abuse at any of the places below.

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Ainsty Lodge, Leeds

Aycliffe School

Banham Marshalls College, Norfolk


Bryn Alyn

Bryn Estyn

Burley-in-Wharfedale Assessment Centre

Castle Howard

Chevet Hey

Church Army

Cottage Homes

Danesford Community Home

Deerbolt Young Offenders Institution, Durham

Dyson Hall, Liverpool

Eastmoor, Leeds

Egerton House

Farndale Road

Fernwood House

Feversham Special School, Newcastle

Flanshaw, Wakefield

Gomersal House

Headlands School, Penarth

Hesley Hall

Highgate School, London

Kingswood Assessment Centre

Kirklevington Detention Centre

Linton House, Leeds

Linton Residential School, Grassington

Menlove Avenue

Newton Aycliffe Assessment Centre

Penhill, Cardiff

Pontville School, Ormskirk

Portland Young Offenders Institution

Rampton Secure Hospital

Red Bank, Warrington

Red House School

The Ridge


Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Scawby Grove, Lincolnshire

Spyways School

The Solar Centre

Taff Vale Assessment Centre

Thorp Arch, Leeds

Tong Park Assessment Centre, Bradford

Ty’r Felin

Ty Mawr

Underley Hall School

The Uplands, Birmingham

Windlestone Hall, County Durham

Woodend Assessment Centre

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This is not a complete list of places where past child abuse has occurred and we are always ready to help if your experience relates to a new establishment or individual. If you have suffered childhood abuse and wish to speak to one of our specialist lawyers in confidence call 0800 138 4700 or complete our contact form and we will get back to you.