Child Injury Solicitors

Has your child been the victim of abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or injured in any other way due to the negligence of another anywhere in England, Scotland, Northern Island or Wales? If so you need the help of our experienced England child injury solicitors and England child accident solicitors. They possess many years experience representing abused, molested and injured children across the country. Do not face a parents worst nightmare alone. Our Liverpool England child injury solicitors offer free consultations and charge nothing in the way of legal fees if they do not recover on your behalf.
Official statistics, published annually, show the amount of child sexual abuse recorded by authorities in the year. The problem is much bigger than shown in official statistics, as most crimes are not disclosed and/or reported. Most sexual abuse isn’t reported, detected or prosecuted. Most children don’t tell anyone that they’re being sexually abused. It’s a crime that is usually only witnessed by the abuser and the victim.
Over 90% of sexually abused children were abused by someone they knew
Over 3,000 children were identified as needing protection from sexual abuse last year
13% of contacts to the NSPCC’s helpline last year were concerns about sexual abuse
The NSPCC helpline responded to nearly 7,000 contacts about sexual abuse last year
There were over 10,000 counselling sessions with children and young people who talked to Childline in 2015/16 about sexual abuse
Disabled children are over 3 times more likely to be abused than non-disabled children
There were over 3,700 counselling sessions with young people who talked to Childline last year about online sexual abuse.
Over 47,000 sexual offencesagainst children were recorded in the UK last year
Child sexual abuse costs the UK £3.2bn a year
Nearly 30,000 registered offendershave been convicted of offences against children.

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Our team of Manchester England child sex abuse attorneys serve abused, injured and molested children all over the entire United Kingdom including Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh. Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol, Sheffield and Newport.

Protecting The Rights Of Injured Children

The legal team at our England child injury law firm are dedicated to protecting the rights of children who have neglected, abused, or molested. This involves pursuing the assailant as well as the organizations that have failed to protect these children while under their care. It is by no means unusual to see someone who has admitted to these crimes still allowed to work in positions that give him or her access to minors. This may include coaching, teaching, tutoring or volunteering for an organization that serves youth. Our Birmingham child abuse solicitors believe the organizations who allow this behavior should be held responsible, and that the continued employment of admitted offenders only offers the opportunity for more victims to be abused.The effects of neglect, abuse, and molestation are long lasting. Often, the minor victim suffers with the abuse for months or years only to spend decades trying to overcome the physical and emotional scars. Giving these young people a voice, finding justice for them and, ensuring they get the best care and support possible are key in helping them overcome the devastating effects.In many cases, these young victims and their families feel that even the criminal justice system is failing them. One way to overcome this is by enlisting the help of an attorney experienced in working with minors who have survived this type of abuse. A Leeds personal injury solicitor who has experience handling child sexual abuse cases can help them obtain redress from the abusers and those who allowed the abuse to take place through civil suits. While seeking legal recourse cannot undo the damage done by neglect, abuse, or molestation, it can pay for therapy and other services that aid in their recovery.

Child Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse & Injury Statistics

Child abuse of all types is almost an epidemic in our country. According to over 3,000,000 reports of child abuse are filed annually in the United Kingdom. And this is only the number of cases that find their way into the hands of law enforcement. Studies conducted by outline the following statistics regarding child sex abuse in the United Kingdom:
The prevalence of child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. CSA is also not uniformly defined, so statistics may vary. Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 9.2% of victimized children were sexually assaulted. Studies by the Crimes Against Children Research Center, show that:
  • 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse;
  • Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident;
  • During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
  • Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
  • Children are most vulnerable to CSA between the ages of 7 and 13.
According to a 2003 National Institute of Justice report, 3 out of 4 adolescents who have been sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well. A Bureau of Justice Statistics report shows 1.6 % (sixteen out of one thousand) of children between the ages of 12-17 were victims of rape/sexual assault. A study conducted in 1986 found that 63% of women who had suffered sexual abuse by a family member also reported a rape or attempted rape after the age of 14. Recent studies in 2000, 2002, and 2005 have all concluded similar results. Children who had an experience of rape or attempted rape in their adolescent years were 13.7 times more likely to experience rape or attempted rape in their first year of college. A child who is the victim of prolonged sexual abuse usually develops low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults, and can become suicidal. Children who do not live with both parents as well as children living in homes marked by parental discord, divorce, or domestic violence, have a higher risk of being sexually abused. In the vast majority of cases where there is credible evidence that a child has been penetrated, only between 5 and 15% of those children will have genital injuries consistent with sexual abuse.
Child sexual abuse is not solely restricted to physical contact; such abuse could include non-contact abuse, such as exposure, voyeurism, and child pornography. Compared to those with no history of sexual abuse, young males who were sexually abused were five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy, three times more likely to have multiple sexual partners and two times more likely to have unprotected sex, according to the study published online and in the June print issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
While it would be nice to believe abuse or molestation against a minor victim is rare, Estimates by the organization National Action Against Rape (NAAR) show that this isn’t the case. In fact, the organization believes that the number may be as high as one out of every three adults suffered some form of abuse during childhood. In the great majority of cases, this abuse occurred at the hands of an adult — a family member, child care worker, youth leader, teacher, coach or clergy member — that the child knew and should have been able to trust.

Where Victims Meet Their Abusers

In child abuse, child molestation, child sexual abuse and child sexual assault case many abusers meet their victims in places where the young victims should feel safe. In many cases, the perpetrators are adults who have earned their trust because of their positions within these organizations. One of the most common places minors are abused is within their own homes, or at the home of a relative. Home is the most common place for physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, and many young victims are molested by trusted adults or teens in their homes as well. It is important to remember, however, that molestation can occur anywhere. Children, which means anyone under the age of 18, spend a lot of their waking hours in school whether that involves the normal school day, extracurricular activities or sporting events. With that it is no surprise that someone hoping to victimize a minor would seek work at a school. Victims may be subject to teasing, sexual harassment or molestation by a faculty member, school staff and even other students. Victims may also meet their abusers during after school programs, including daycare centers, scouts, YMCA/YWCA programs and other activities. If the employees working with minors in this program were not properly screened or if there is an attempt to cover up any reported instances of abuse, these organizations may also be at fault. Similarly, abusers may meet their young victims by volunteering or working for companies that offer extracurricular activities to minors. This often includes youth sports. In most cases, young people learn skills, get exercise and have fun playing on a sports team. When a coach or other adult uses this relationship to molest or otherwise abuse them, the negative effects can be lifelong, however. Abuse, especially molestation, by clergy members gets a lot of media attention. The sad truth is that it is not only Catholic priests who use their trusted positions within their religious organization to abuse their youngest parishioners. As has been widely covered on the news, many of the churches where these offenses have taken place have denied that their leaders had any involvement, and these men and women were allowed to continue working with young people. This means these organizations are contributing to the abuse, and should also be held accountable. Modern technology also allows strangers into almost every home in the United States, thanks to the Internet. Even if the victim and the perpetrator have never met in person, exposure to cyber stalking, sexual harassment, or a cyber bully all have a profound impact on the lives of young victims. Abusers often take this a step further, attempting to lure the minor into participating in unwanted activity or going as far as child trafficking. Those under the age of 18 rely on adults to protect their health and safety, and to fight for their rights to live a life free of abuse and torture. For this reason, some personal injury attorneys specialize in filing suits against abusers and the organizations who cover up their behavior. Our Texas child advocate attorneys will do everything necessary to hold all who abuse or molest minors accountable for the crimes they have committed against innocent children. Our London England child personal injury solicitors have experience advocating on behalf of young victims of molestation and abuse. In addition, they are well-versed experts in all areas of child abuse, child sexual abuse including molestation, child neglect, foster care abuse and child personal injury claims. They are aware of how delicate these situations need to be handled and are compassionate and understanding. Furthermore, in an effort to obtain the best possible outcome for your child they are aggressive and experienced enough to fight for the rights of your most prized possession, your child or children. Recovering from victimization of this type is a long and difficult road for these young people and their families, but compensation for the emotional, mental and physical injuries sustained can help to pay for counseling and other resources that may speed recovery. Our Edinburgh Scotland child accident solicitors handle child injury claims throughout the entire country. In addition to abuse and molestation cases involving minors, other areas of law our Pennsylvania child personal injury attorneys handle include:
  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Defective or defective products
  • Medical malpractice and medical negligence
  • Wrongful death and fatal accidents
  • Drowning and swimming pool accidents
  • Playground accidents
  • Youth organization accidents
  • Foster home abuse
  • Animal attacks
  • Bounce house accidents
  • Sports team accidents
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying

Contact Our United Kingdom Child Accident Solicitors Immediately

For a free consultation please do not hesitate our team of Liverpool England child injury attorneys no matter what state your child was injured in. They offer free consultations and charge zero legal fees if they do not recover for you.

No matter what part of the United Kingdom you were injured in our team of Birmingham England child accident solicitors and Cardiff Wales child personal injury solicitors can help as they serve all areas that comprise the United Kingdom including: Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, London, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Bradford, West Yorkshire, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wolverhampton.