David Mann charged with child abuse offences - Woodend Assessment Centre, Wigan

A man has been charged following an investigation into abuse at a children's home between the 1970s and 1990s.

David Mann, aged 68, has been charged with three counts of buggery under the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

He has been bailed and is due to appear at Wigan Magistrates' Court on October 11.

In 2015 Operation Milan was launched following a number of complaints of both sexual and physical abuse at Woodend Assessment Centre, which was a children's home in Wigan.

Verisona Law have specific expertise in dealing with child abuse claims/sexual abuse claims. If you were subject to child abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.


Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.

Schools

  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.

Charities

  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.

Perpetrators

  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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