Foster carers are supposed to offer a stable home for children who aren’t able to live with their parents, however, it’s not uncommon for foster carers to take advantage of these vulnerable children and foster care abuse begins. Thankfully we can help you to bring a claim of compensation against foster carers and ensure that you have the means to move forward with your list.
The effects of poor foster care can have long-lasting and serious effects on the children, who can be at the hands of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect or exploitation. Even though compensation can’t remove the lasting effects of abuse, it can sometimes bring closure to what has happened as well as giving a sense of justice for everything that occurred.
Our specialist solicitors are here to help make abuse claims against foster carers, contact us today for advice and guidance on what options are available to you.
Making a foster care abuse claim
When making a claim for foster care abuse it’s possible to make a claim against the individual carer, or you could also claim against the local authority who should have been monitoring your stay with the foster carers in question.
We are here to help ensure that you take the best course of action for you, and we can advise on the best option for your own personal case.
Compensation for abuse in foster care
It wasn’t until a ruling in a recent case in 2017 that compensation for abuse suffered in foster care was made much easier. The case was brought by a woman taken into care by Nottingham City Council at the age of seven. Whilst in their care she suffered emotional, sexual and physical abuse. The court said that the local authority was responsible for the foster care abuse.
Therefore, if you tried to make claim for compensation for abuse suffered whilst in foster care before this time, it might be worth getting in touch with us or your original solicitor again, to see if there is anything that can be done now.
Succeeding with a claim for compensation for abuse in foster care can vary hugely depending on a range of different factors. This area of law can be incredibly complex, but our trained solicitors are on hand to offer all of the help and assistance you might need.
Time restrictions on making a claim against foster carers
While there might be some limitations to claims that can be made against foster carers, there are some exemptions where the rules and restrictions can be lifted. If you are unsure as to whether you are able to make a claim then get in touch with us and we’ll find out whether or not it is possible in your specific case.