Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your details!

One of our legal specialists will review your details and call you back within 24 hours to discuss this further.

Alternatively to speak to a specialist
for FREE call us now on 0800 888 6888

Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your feedback!

We take all of our feedback seriously so we can learn what we're doing right, wrong and how we can improve.

If you would like to speak to us regarding your feedback please email us at compliance@hampsonhughes.com

Historical child sex abuse – review into allegations of Home Office cover-up

Home Secretary Teresa May has addressed the House of Commons regarding a planned review of historical child sex abuse claims within Westminster. A separate and wide-ranging investigation will also take place, to be led by an independent panel of child protection experts.

Organised child sex abuse at Westminster – ‘key events’ review

In 1982, former Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens announced his intention to expose eight government figures linked to organised paedophilia. In 1983, Mr Dickens began to provide information to the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan. However, the Home Office did not take any subsequent action.

In 2013, the Home Office commissioned a review of the information provided by Mr Dickens. Mark Sedwill, Senior Civil Servant in charge of the investigation, reported that 114 files were missing – Teresa May commented that: “These are presumed destroyed, missing, or not found”.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said:

“We need to know what happened when these allegations were first
raised even decades ago, when you will know that former cabinet
ministers have said there may have been a cover-up.”

Following calls to investigate what happened to the missing files from Labour MP Simon Danczuk, Teresa May announced on July 7th 2014 that Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), will lead a review of how police and prosecutors handled reports of child sex abuse at Westminster.

Lord Brittan denies that he failed to act appropriately on the information provided to him by Mr Dickens:

“It has been alleged that when I was home secretary I failed to deal
adequately with the bundle of papers containing allegations
of serious sexual impropriety that I received
from the late Geoff Dickens MP.

“This… is completely without foundation – as evidence
from the Home Office’s own report supports.”

Mr Wanless’ report is expected within ten weeks.

Child sex abuse within government ranks – long term investigations

A separate and long-term investigation into reports of historical organised paedophilia within the government will run alongside Mr Wanless’ review. The separate investigation is to be led by an independent panel, and is not expected to reach a conclusion before the upcoming general election.

Mrs May has stated that the panel inquiry will be converted into a public inquiry if the initial findings of the investigation suggest this to be in the public’s interest. Prime Minister David Cameron has echoed Mrs May’s intent, commenting that these investigations will “leave no stone unturned”.

Advice and support from Hampson Hughes Solicitors

If you have any information regarding historical child sex abuse within Westminster, and you would like expert guidance and valuable support going forward, call Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email claims@hampsonhughes.com

Sources:
BBC
Guardian

Why use Hampson Hughes

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.

Free Advice

We offer a free legal consultation
to every potential client

No Win No Fee

Many of our claims are offered on
No Win No Fee payment terms

Check your claim

Our free compensation calculator
allows you to check your claim estimate

Claim Process

Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.

Our 6 steps
to justice

1

Initial Enquiry

Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.

2

Case Acceptance

Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.

3

Medical Records

We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.

4

Negotiation

Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.

5

Court Proceedings

Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.

6

Outcome

Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.

Start Your
Claim Now!

Get In Touch

Take the 30 Second Claim Test

Find out if you qualify to make a
No Win No Fee claim for injury compensation.

Hampson Hughes Stats

We’ve established a great track record in our industry having helped many clients with their personal injury or medical negligence claims. Here are some of the key numbers that tell our story so far.

9/10

of our clients were
completely satisfied

9/10

of our clients would
use us again

9/10

of our clients would
recommend our services

50M

in compensation
won for our clients

Take the 30 Second Claim Test

Find out if you qualify to make a No Win No Fee claim for injury compensation:

Check online | Instant answer | Know where you stand

Try The Test
Screenshot of the Claim Test used to check if you have a claim
Call us FREE on
0800 888 6888
or request a call back
contact us