Claims Against Kirklevington Detention Centre
If you were detained in Kirklevington Detention Centre and suffered abuse at the hands of the staff, our child abuse compensation solicitors can help you register a compensation claim.
Get in touch with our specialist solicitors at Watson Woodhouse to discuss how we are assisting the survivors of abuse at Kirklevington Detention Centre.
A Kirklevington Detention Centre compensation claim would be pursued against the Ministry of Justice as the Home Office was responsible for the operation of the detention centre. Watson Woodhouse are working with the Government Legal Department to try and secure a compensation scheme.
Alternatively, a claim could potentially be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). However, there are certain criteria that must be met and our solicitors can discuss this with you without any pressure to proceed.
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Kirklevington Detention Centre and Operation Magnolia
Kirklevington Detention Centre was a youth detention centre in North Yorkshire for boys age 14 to 17. Cleveland police, in an investigation called Operation Magnolia, are looking into a large number of allegations of physical and sexual abuse by youngsters against staff at Kirklevington.
The historical abuse, by various members of Kirklevington staff, started in the 1960s and continued into the 1990s and affected many boys serving short sentences at the detention centre.
If you were at Kirklevington and you have not yet reported the abuse you experienced to the police, it is not too late to do so.
Our child abuse compensation solicitors can also talk you through your options of applying for compensation. You do not need to wait until the outcome of your police complaint to call us. We are here to help you now.
Kirklevington Detention Centre Claims
Some of the men, who were youngsters when detained at Kirklevington Detention Centre, have expressed concerns about making a compensation claim for a variety of reasons, including:
- The abuse took place a long time ago – that does not prevent you making a claim for historic child abuse.
- The claim will be against the staff member – claims are made against the Ministry of Justice as the Home Office operated the detention centre and they were responsible for their staff.
- They were a young offender – the fact that as a young person you were sent to Kirklevington by the justice system is irrelevant. You should not have been abused by the staff responsible for caring for you.
- They went on to commit additional offences – whatever the nature or length of your record, you should not have been abused whilst you were a child at Kirklevington and you have a right to have your compensation claim investigated.
At Watson Woodhouse we have an experienced team of solicitors working with survivors of abuse from Kirklevington Detention Centre. If you would like our assistance with a civil claim against the Ministry of Justice or a CICA claim for abuse suffered whilst at Kirklevington Detention Centre, we are here to help.
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Watson Woodhouse Solicitors provide support to clients throughout England and Wales.
Why use a solicitor?
- Abuse cases including those occurring at Medomsley are complex and require the proficiency a solicitor will bring to a case.
- Working with a solicitor means victims have the choice to be present in court.
- A solicitor communicates with all parties involved on behalf of the victim.
- Solicitors ensure full confidentiality of every case.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Consultations are free of charge, available at a time suitable for you and fully without obligation.
- We’re specialists in this area with vast amounts of experience in successful claims for abuse victims.
- Your case is dealt with the full amount of sensitivity it deserves and is completely confidential.
- If successful in application we ensure you retain 100% of the damages awarded by deducting nothing from an award.
- We will not deduct any success fee from your award, to ensure you retain 100% of your damages awarded.