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Child Abuse Solicitors

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, even if that means changing the law.

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What is 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. Child abuse can take many different forms including physical, sexual and emotional mistreatment and even neglect. The perpetrators can be individual abusers, foster parents, employers, employees or volunteers at sports or youth clubs, social services and even religious organisations. Read more about what qualifies as child abuse.

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.

 

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Child abuse specialist solicitors

We have an empathetic team of highly trained solicitors dedicated to help survivors of abuse secure compensation.

Personal, bespoke service

When we handle your case, you can choose whether your solicitor is male or female. You will also have direct access to your solicitor by email or mobile and can speak to them at any time.

Therapy & support services

We can introduce you to charities and professional therapists who will provide you with support through the legal process, and advisers to talk you through investing your compensation.

Coverage worldwide

We represent clients anywhere in the world who have been abused in England and Wales or those abused abroad where there is a connection to England or Wales.

Highly Recommended

We are one of the leading adult and child abuse law firms, having won cases in both the Court of Appeal and House of Lords which have changed the law, making it easier for many to claim compensation.

 

 

Settlement for client sexually abused by Father Michael Creagh at Douai School

Bolt Burdon Kemp recently secured a settlement on behalf of our client who was sexually abused as a child by Father Michael Creagh at Douai Abbey Monastic Boarding School in the late 1980s.  Douai used to be run by a Benedictine Monastery but has now closed down. Our client was a boarder at the school and Father Creagh was an assistant housemaster as well as being a Catholic priest.

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How it works

Having gained some insight into who we are and what we do, find out about the compensation claims process, and what happens when you first contact us.

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Meet our Abuse Claims Team

Abbie Hickson
Senior Associate – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
Chanette Moise
Legal Assistant – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
Charlotte Wailes
Trainee Solicitor – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
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Emma Ferguson Law for Huffington Post, 28 May 2024

By Emma Ferguson-Law
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Child abuse is more frequently perpetrated by family members and other children than by grooming gangs, recent analysis by a police taskforce indicates. The taskforce,…

By Raphael Amyrotos
The silent struggle: Abuse in sports and why it can go unreported

Sport has always been a vital part of many people’s lives, shaping their physical health, social interactions, and personal development. It represents a source of…

By Martyna Lewczuk
Missed opportunity to protect children with new laws on duty to report sexual abuse

Proposed laws to protect children from sexual abuse do not go far enough, we believe. The Government has published its response to hundreds of organisations…

By Emma Barrow
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