Rebecca Sheriff appears on Victoria Derbyshire
Rebecca Sheriff, Associate in the Abuse department, appeared on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on 12 April talking about one of her child abuse client’s cases, where she secured over £0.5million damages – thought to be one of the highest sums of damages agreed out of court in a child abuse case. The case raises the question of mandatory reporting once again, given that the abuser had already stood trial for child abuse offences and been found not guilty, after which a social worker contacted the local authority to warn of concerns based on evidence which was not heard by the criminal court. Despite raising concerns, the local authority failed to disclose these to the school which went on to subsequently employ the abuser, where he struck again in the 1990s, with our client having to suffer the dire consequences.
Rebecca Sheriff is an Associate Solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp specialising in Child Abuse claims. If you think you may have a claim, contact her free of charge and in confidence on 020 7288 4828 or at RebeccaSheriff@boltburdonkemp.co.uk for specialist legal advice. Alternatively, you can complete this form and one of the solicitors in the Child Abuse team will contact you. You can find out more about the Child Abuse team.