Abuse in Worcestershire nursery

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Five men have been arrested after a child complained of being sexually assaulted at a children's nursery in Worcestershire. The police have searched a number of properties including nurseries.

BL Claims Solicitors act for a number of young children, who have been abused in different situations. It is a deeply regrettable feature of these cases that very often, the children are simply too young to give a detailed account of what has happened to them, which in turn makes them more of a target for predatory paedophiles. Sometimes however photographic evidence can result in convictions.

However if the abuse can be established, then the children might well have claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority as well as possibly civil claims against the nursery, using the doctrine of "vicarious liability". This is the law that says that if an employee abuses a person in their care, then their employers may be liable.

This law has transformed the way in which claims are now brought in child abuse cases, and the latest example can be seen in the claims against the estate of Jimmy Saville, where it is alleged that the BBC as his employer is vicariously liable for the abuse that he carried out.

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Malcolm is an Senior Associate in our London office, with nearly twenty years' experience.

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