Abuse Claims for Children and Adults

Abuse – whether child abuse or adult abuse – is when one individual causes significant harm or distress to another individual. We understand how immensely difficult it can be to, firstly, come to terms with what has happened and, secondly, to take the necessary actions to seek justice for the crime.

Whether you’re acting on behalf of someone you know or for yourself, our highly trained abuse lawyers will help support you in making an abuse claim. We appreciate this process can be overwhelming, so we’ll make sure every step along the way is handled with sensitivity, empathy and compassion.

Contact one of our sexual abuse solicitors, or our wider adult abuse and child abuse teams, for a no-obligation chat about how we can help.

Child Abuse

Child abuse is any action – committed by an adult or child – that causes significant harm to a child or young person under the age of 18. We are one of the country’s largest teams of specialist child abuse lawyers. We will support you in seeking justice and treatment for the wrongs you have suffered.

Find out more about Child Abuse claims

Adult Abuse

Adult abuse is when an individual uses power or control over a person to cause them significant harm or distress. There are many different types of adult abuse including physical, emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and exploitation.

Find out more about Adult Abuse claims
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    S M

  • I cannot express my gratitude to you both for all your hard work over the past 3 years, I'm glad I found an amazing team able to take on my case and help me win with an outcome I am over the moon with.

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  • “When I was injured, I did not know what legal options I had.  A friend put me in touch with Bolt Burdon Kemp and from that point on it has been a very pleasant experience.  BBK have been professional throughout and handled everything with minimal input required from myself, producing a very positive result”

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Successful claims with BBK

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£200,000 awarded for local authority’s failure to protect a child

Bolt Burdon Kemp recently settled a claim for £200,000 on behalf of our client, Maureen Wood, against Staffordshire Council for their negligence in failing to protect her from serious abuse at the hands of her mother, brother and stepfather.

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Survivors' Stories

Watch the testimonies of five child abuse survivors in a short film that seeks to inform and empower others who may have endured similar abuse. Disclosing your suffering is never easy but our contributors hope that their stories will inspire others to come forward and disclose their abuse to the police.

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