Child Abuse Claims & Sexual Abuse Claims

Child Abuse Solicitors: Helping you claim for historic child abuse and sexual abuse

If you have suffered child abuse, even if it was a long time ago, our highly experienced, specialist team of child abuse solicitors can help you get the compensation and closure you deserve.

We understand that, very often, we are there for the first time people have ever spoken about what has happened to them and, for that reason, we do our best to make it as easy as possible to assess and pursue a claim.

We have substantial experience in bringing claims against the following people and organisations:

People always have lots of questions before pursuing a child abuse claim: ‘do I have a case?’, ‘what will happen if I start a claim?’, ‘will family and friends find out?’, ‘will I have to go to court?’.  If you are not yet ready to talk, we hope you will find some answers to your initial questions here. If you feel able to meet, we will come and see you, free of charge, without obligation and in total confidence.

We can discuss your experiences and if you would like us to, make some discreet enquiries. From this we should be able to advise you if we think you have a winnable case and explain your options.

Many child abuse cases are settled out of court, your identity can be protected and you will have us on your side.  Speak to our child abuse claims specialist to learn more about the process or making a claim for compensation. Our team are extremely experienced in cases of sexual abuse claims, abuse in children's homes, schools, hospital schools, social services abuse, and all historic child abuse claims and act with sensitivity and confidentiality in all of our work.

Our specialist solicitors at Verisona Law can help you make a claim if you were abused. Contact our caring team for guidance and advice on the options available to you. We act for most clients on a no win no fee basis, and we can also advise you about making a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Verisona Law – understanding, support & assistance

Our expert solicitors hold memberships with the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

We have assisted many child abuse victims to win their cases. We understand how hard it can be to talk about the abuse, but we are here to support you at your own pace and are sensitive to your needs, both in terms of trying to achieve rehabilitation and therapy, at the same time as seeking justice and closure.

What our clients say about us

"Thank you for all your much appreciated hard work. I will truly never forget your kindness towards me. Your patience, respect and understanding at all times was beyond words. The sincere compassion shown meant more to me than words could ever express. This firm will forever hold a special place in my heart."

"Your help in pursuing and fighting my case is greatly appreciated, not by just myself but my whole family. Only through the progression of the case have I found it easier to talk about it and this has helped deal with something I had locked away since the day I left the school. It has allowed me to talk about my experiences far more openly and without the stigma of shame I had felt for so long.”

  • Charles Derham

    Charles Derham

    Senior Associate - Head of Abuse Team

    T: 023 9244 6920

    M: 07500 007 153

  • Lisa Gafarov

    Lisa Gafarov

    Litigation Executive

    T: 023 9244 6916

    M: 07384 796 272

  • David Hawkins

    David Hawkins

    Litigation Executive

    T: 023 9224 6757

    M: 07917 111 724

  • Lisa Gafarov

    Lisa Gafarov

    Litigation Executive

    T: 023 9244 6916

    M: 07384 796 272



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

"Thank you for all your much appreciated hard work. I will truly never forget your kindness towards me. Your patience, respect and understanding at all times was beyond words. The sincere compassion shown meant more to me than words could ever express. This firm will forever hold a special place in my heart."

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