Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme

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.