Teachers at two boarding schools in Cambridgeshire accused of sex crimes involving children

Two private schools in Cambridgeshire were among those named by a national newspaper investigating sex crimes against boarders. music teacher from Kimbolton School convicted of having child abuse images and the 2010 trial of a St John’s College prep school teacher over alleged indecent assaults on three boys in the 1970s were listed in he imes online. The newspaper reported today that teachers from 130 mostly-boarding independent schools have been implicated in sex crimes against hundreds of children. spokeswoman for Kimbolton School in Huntingdon said the listing refers to Mark Jordan, who was at the school for three weeks before he was arrested and later convicted aged 34 in 2006 for making and possessing indecent images of children. She told the News: “The allegations were all historic and none pertained to his very short time with us. He was suspended immediately and never returned to Kimbolton School.” She added their most recent inspection report in 2011 graded their protection of children from “harm or neglect and helping them stay safe” outstanding. Kevin Jones, the headteacher of St John’s College School in Cambridge, said: “We were made aware of historical allegations from the 1970s made against a former member of staff. he school offered its full support to the police investigation. “The care of children is our first and absolute priority at St John’s and we fully recognise the importance of child protection and safeguarding issues.” He referred to an inspection report last year which described the school’s arrangements for safeguarding pupils as “extremely thorough”. If you or somebody you know were 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.

Charles has considerable specialist experience in pursuing claims for compensation for those who have been abused in childhood. His specific expertise means that he is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for his work which has taken him all over the world including, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

He is also recognised for his significant involvement in the high profile litigation against St Georges School (Anglemoss Limited) and Cyntwell High School. These cases involved a staggering number of individuals who pursued those responsible whom despite heavily defending the claims brought against them settled by way of out of court settlements.

Charles regularly features in local and national press and he is often asked to provide his professional opinion and commentary on relevant abuse law issues and developments on radio and television broadcasts. Such broadcasts include BBC South Today, BBC Wales, ITV and ITN News.

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Charles obtained his Law degree at Kingston University, before successfully completing his Legal Practice Course. He trained and qualified with Verisona Law beginning his specialism in the field of child abuse claims. He received his higher rights of Audience in 2012 making him one of the youngest Solicitor-Advocates in the country who is able to represent his clients in the High Court. Charles is head of the abuse team who collectively have secured compensation for hundreds of victims of abuse.

He began diversifying in to other aspects of abuse law and his team are one of the very few in the country who specialise in claims against social services.

He is involved in complex group action litigation and also represents a number of individuals and who are pursuing private companies, local authorities and perpetrators in pursuit of their justice.

Charles has strong contacts with some of the most prominent barristers who advise on abuse claims including a number of QC’s. He also has robust connections with highly qualified expert witnesses he instructs in support of those who he represents.

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