Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme

The Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme closed to new applications on 1 January 2022. Applications received before the deadline are still eligible for compensation.

Some 7,000 vulnerable children passed through Shirley Oaks children’s home run by Lambeth Council from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Hundreds of those children, aged between just a few months old and 14, were subjected to sexual, mental and physical abuse over that 30-year period by doctors, teachers, priests, sports coaches and other authority figures.

In January 2018, Lambeth Council set up a two-part Redress Scheme for people who, as children, were abused or feared being abused at a Lambeth Children’s Home, and/or Shirley Oaks Primary School.

To date, McAllister Olivarius has secured almost £4m in compensation for our clients under the Redress Scheme.

“I want to thank you for all that you have done and all that you will do for the victims of sexual abuse in care homes. It must help many of the victims to get redress and recognition of the abuse they suffered whilst in the care of people who were meant to help them. At times it must be harrowing, and it certainly cannot be easy for you to deal with it. I very much appreciate all that you have done and are doing to help those who, at the time of their lives when they needed help, were instead abused in the most horrific way. I have the utmost respect for you and your team.”
(Confidential client, Lambeth Redress Scheme)