In the UK alone, there are thousands of children’s sports clubs as well as youth groups, such as the Scouts or the Boys’ Brigade. These clubs and groups allow children to try new activities; get involved with their friends and their communities; and gives them access to sporting or other facilities (and, therefore, opportunities) that many would not be able to afford without these clubs.
The people who volunteer at these clubs are often kind, dedicated and trustworthy people who give up their own free time to help children. They play an invaluable role in our society and this should not be forgotten. Unfortunately, all organisations that involve children are at risk of being infiltrated by people who wish to sexually abuse children. Youth groups and sports clubs are no different.
It is possible to claim compensation if you were abused as a child or your child has suffered abuse at the hands of someone who was employed by, or was a volunteer for, a sports club or youth group. Your options for claiming compensation will depend on where the abuse took place.
If you have suffered as a result of child abuse in any sports clubs or youth organisations we can help you, we know the effect it’s likely to have had on your life and want to help you recover. We ensure total confidentiality throughout your case and aim to meet all of our clients within 3 weeks to discuss the claim in person. Which to many clients can prove much easier than over the phone. Our solicitors have handled sexual abuse cases for over 20 years’ and are dedicated to helping survivors.
We understand that you may have doubts about making a claim for compensation with many worries, including facing an abuser in court. In actual fact most claims are settled out of court which means you’ll never have to face your abuser. In the unlikely event that the case does reach the courts you can be assured you’ll have the backing of a large team of solicitors to support you at every step of the way.
We have successfully settled claims against organisations as the Boys Brigade and the Scouts Association, whether your abuser is dead or alive we can still recover the compensation you deserve. Get in touch with a specialist solicitor today by calling 0203 9252 301 or completing an online enquiry form.