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Client Care - Vulnerable clients

How would you define vulnerable? If this word was applied to you, would you agree with it? A large number of adults could be considered…

By Amanda Garner
Police Abuse Compensation Claims
Derbyshire Cybercrimes PCSO jailed for 27 months for abuse images

James Land was arrested by his own colleagues after it was discovered he had accessed some images on his police force laptop, in May 2021.…

By Emily McFadden
Sexual Assault
Former Scout Leader Nicholas Sherwood jailed for filming children

Nicholas Sherwood was a Scout or Beaver Scout Leader for nearly 30 years. At a hearing earlier this month at Exeter Crown Court, he was…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse in Schools
Birmingham Secondary School teacher in custody over sexually assaulting school girls

Secondary school teacher Muhammad Taimoor of Stechford, Birmingham has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting four schoolgirls aged between 14 and 16. It is…

By Joseph Carr
Abuse Claims
Safe-guarding complaints of sexual abuse in after-school clubs

Schools provide a number of clubs for their pupils ranging from breakfast clubs or after school clubs. The objective of many is to facilitate childcare…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Abuse Claims
PCSO Simon Smith jailed for using his position to pursue sexual relationships with women

Humberside Police PCSO Simon Smith has been jailed for two years and ten months at Hull Crown Court for misconduct in public office and perverting…

By Siobhán Crawford
Child Abuse in Schools
David Jones, former teacher and football coach convicted of sexually abusing boy

David Jones, a former teaching assistant who later became a teacher, used his position at a primary school to groom and sexually abuse a primary…

By Jessica Standley
Abuse Claims
Andre Morton jailed for sexually abusing a nine year old boy

Andre Morton was a teenager when he sexually abused a nine year old boy, having groomed the boy from the age of five. Some thirty…

By Abbie Hickson
Military Claims
Speak Out: Sexual Harassment in the Army

The Army’s Sexual Harassment 2021 Report, which surveyed 4,751 service personnel, has now been published.   Although the overall percentage reporting sexual harassment in the Army…

By Kate Roos
Abuse Claims
Scout Leader John Haynes – a prolific paedophile

John Haynes was appointed as an Assistant Cub master in the Heyford Group, in the county of Northamptonshire, in June 1959 and became a Scout…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Abuse Claims
Former Bracondale School geography teacher convicted of abuse

John Foxley, geography teacher and resident house master at the former Bracondale School in Norwich has been jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing 5…

By Siobhán Crawford
Abuse Claims
Compensation in abuse cases – are Courts starting to recognise the impact abuse can have…

How is the amount of compensation decided? No amount of money can ever compensate a survivor of abuse for what has happened but it can…

By Charlotte Jose
Abuse Claims
One year on from Sarah Everard’s abduction and murder – has anything changed?

It took the abduction and murder of a young woman for society to truly sit up and take notice of what women have been saying…

By Siobhán Crawford
Abuse Claims
Former Malsis School Music Teacher sentenced to 17 years for abuse

David Hope, former music teacher at Malsis Preparatory Boarding School has been jailed for 17 years for sexually abusing a boy at the school. In…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse in Sport
Lawyers welcome today’s settlement for former youth players subjected to racist abuse at Chelsea Football…

Today, Chelsea Football Club has settled a High Court case brought by four former youth team players racially abused in their care. The former players…

By Rebecca Sheriff
Abuse Claims
Silenced survivors

Research by SurvivorsUK finds that nearly half of gay and bisexual men have experienced sexual assault Approximately 12,000 men (aged 16-59) are raped in the…

By Elise Carnot
Abuse Claims
Edward Simpson, volunteer with TS Sikh Cadets, Beckenham convicted of child abuse offences

Edward “Eddie” Simpson was sentenced yesterday at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to 5 counts of child abuse offences against three boys, all aged…

By Olivia Coffey
Child Abuse
Nazir Ahmed found guilty of attempted rape and serious sexual assault

Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of a serious sexual assault against a boy and two counts of attempting to rape a young girl in…

By Abbie Hickson
Abuse Claims
Manchester City Trial: Barry Bennell judgment handed down

My clients and I are both shocked and dismayed at the High Court decision handed down today which declined to award them substantial damages in…

By David McClenaghan
Adult Abuse
Porn: satisfying urges or inciting violence?

The increased availability of the internet, access to smartphones and the ever improving network speeds and data allowance has been an incredible drive in the…

By Victoria Moore

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