We deal with compensation claims against social services for those who have been let down or treated badly whilst under the care or supervision of social services, even if this occurred a long time ago. Social services abuse claims sometimes arise due to poor funding and significant understaffing resulting in systematic errors. Nevertheless, social services have a duty to protect vulnerable children and their negligence can result in devastating consequences.
A claim for child abuse against social services can be pursued if you have been removed from the care of your parents and placed in an abusive environment or if social services failed to intervene and take you into their care to protect you. Social services may have also failed to make adequate assessments in relation to your needs after being taken into care, and may have made care decisions which exposed you to further harm.
We would need to consider the impact of any failures by social services and how this has affected you, which usually includes looking at whether you are entitled to compensation relating to psychological injury. We are here to listen and work with you to find answers and make sure your experience does not go unheard. We will meet with you free of charge, without obligation and in total confidence.
Remember, many cases are settled out of court, your identity can be protected and you will have a friendly, experienced legal team on your side. Contact us today.
"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.
Once again thank you sincerely for your time and patience in dealing with my case."
Abuse Survivor, St Georges School, Norfolk