In December 2021, Norman Clarke, a vicar, and ex-schoolteacher was found guilty of sexually abusing a child. BBC News reports, this man used his position as a respected vicar and schoolteacher to groom and sexually abuse his victim over a period of two years in the 1970s. Clarke, who is now 93 years old was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his crimes.
This paedophile’s conviction shows that it is never too late for abusers to be punished for their crimes or for survivors of abuse to obtain the justice they deserve.
In a workplace context, an employer (in this case the local authority and/or the Church of England) can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees.
How can we help
If you suffered abuse in an institution such as local authority care, at school, or at church even if it was a long time ago, you may be able to make a civil claim for compensation. If you would like confidential, free advice on whether you can claim compensation, please contact Dianne on 0800 024 1976 or via our online enquiry form.Contact us