Establishments/Schools/Institutions we are currently investigating

We are currently investigating allegations of child abuse at the following establishments:

  • Cyntwell High School
  • Duncan Hall School
  • St George's School
  • Portsmouth Northern Grammar School
  • Rydal School
  • Stanbridge Earl's School
  • Boundary Oak School
  • Royal Albert and Alexandra School
  • Winton House
  • Palmerston House
  • Children's Cottage Homes
  • Finchley Manorhill School
  • City Road Project
  • Axwell Park Approved School
  • Hillcrest Children's Home 
  • Elmers Court School
  • York Minster Song School
  • Lord Wandsworth College
  • Sheringham Court School
  • The Oratory School
  • Winterfold House School
  • St Paul’s public school
  • Aldicott Prep School
  • St Anne's Catholic School

We are also currently pursuing claims for compensation against the Scouts Association, a number of Diocese nationwide and also individual perpetrators.

If you wish to discuss matters or if your or a loved one have been subject to 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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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