List of children’s institutions where abuse has been reported

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The following alphabetical list includes homes and institutions that we are familiar with or where we are aware that allegations of abuse have been made. Please contact us in confidence if you think you were a victim of abuse at any of these places.  You can contact us in a number of ways, either by completing the form to the right of this page or by calling in confidence on 0800 260 5002.  Alternatively you can click on our team page to contact one of our individual solicitors.

  • Alder House, Manchester.
  • Alder Worsley Hall, Derby.
  • Alderwood Children’s Home – Worsley.
  • Alice Briggs Children’s Home.
  • Appleton House, Chester.
  • Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire.
  • Argyle Manor, Ealing.
  • The Ark, Buckinghamshire.
  • Arlene Hall, Llandudno.
  • Arrowe Park Hospital.
  • Aspley Wood School, Nottingham.
  • Atherton Old Hall.
  • Ashbank House, York.
  • Avenham Road Children’s Homes.
  • Badgeworth Court School.
  • Barnardo’s Sharonmore Project, Newtonabbey, Northern Ireland.
  • Barnardo’s Macedon, Newtonabbey, Northern Ireland.
  • Barrows Green, Kendall, Cumbria.
  • Barwick House School.
  • Bassetlaw School, Nottinghamshire.
  • Bawnmore Children’s Home, Newtonabbey, Northern Ireland.
  • Beach Holme Children’s Home, Surrey.
  • Belmont, Stockport.
  • Braybrook Children’s Home – Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.
  • Broomfield Children’s Home, Surrey.
  • Beam College, Biddeford, Devon.
  • Beeches, Leicester.
  • Beechmount Children’s Home, Bowden, Altrincham.
  • Beechwood Assessment Centre.
  • Beechcroft Children’s Home, Leeds.
  • Berrow Wood Approved School, Gloucestershire.
  • Bersham Hall Children’s Home, North Wales.
  • Besford Court (House), Shrewsbury (also known as Croome Court).
  • Blackbrook House, St Helens.
  • Blackburn & District Children’s Home, Blackburn.
  • Blackburn House, Blackburn.
  • Bladon House, Burton-On-Trent.
  • Blaise Primary School, Henbry, Bristol.
  • Bourne Place.
  • Box Lane Assessment Centre, South Wales.
  • Boyles Court Assessment Centre, Brentwood, Essex.
  • Bramfield House Approved School, Suffolk.
  • Bramhurst Home, Hampstead, London.
  • Brantridge Boarding School, Balcome, Sussex.
  • Briers Hey Community School, Liverpool.
  • Brine House Children’s Home, Nantwich, Cheshire.
  • Brookside School, Shropshire.
  • Broome House, Manchester
  • Broughton Towers, Cumbria.
  • Brownlow’s Children’s Home, Enfield.
  • Brunthwaithe/Brunthwaith School, Horwich, Bolton.
  • Bryn Alyn, Wrexham.
  • Bryn Estyn, Wrexham.
  • Buglawton Hall, Congleton.
  • Burley-in-Wharfdale Assessment Centre, Yorkshire.
  • Burnside Children’s Home, Carleton Road, Skipton.
  • Burnt Norton Cheswardine Hall.
  • Bylands, Hampshire.
  • Caldecott Community, Ashford in Kent.
  • Caldicott Prep School, Farnham Royal, Bucks.
  • Caldwell Hall, Derbyshire.
  • Cambrian House (also known as Burford House), Manchester.
  • Cardinal Vaughn Memorial School, London.
  • Castle School (for maladjusted boys, Todmorden.
  • Castle Hill School, Ludlow, Berkshire.
  • Castle Howard Community School, Near Hull.
  • Cecily Houghton School, Westwood Manor, Westley Rocks.
  • Chadswell School, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
  • Chafford Community School, Harwich, Essex.
  • Chaigeley School, Thelwall.
  • Cherry Hill Home.
  • Chesapake, Derby.
  • Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester.
  • Chestnut Close Children’s Home, Whiston.
  • Chevet Hey, Shropshire.
  • Cheyworth Community Home/School.
  • Christs’s Hospital Boarding School, near Horsham, West Sussex.
  • Cicely Haughton Special School.
  • Christ The King Church.
  • Clarence House, Formby
  • Clavering House, Blaydon, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • Colletton Lodge, Devon.
  • The Close Children’s Home, near York.
  • Clwyd Hall, North Wales.
  • Coverdale Children’s Home, Wales.
  • Coxwell Community Home.
  • Cribden House School, Rawtenstall.
  • Crowthorn School, Edgeworth, near Bolton.
  • Daker House, Rockferry, Wirral.
  • Daw End School, Walsall.
  • De La Salle Boys’ Home, Kircubbin, County Down, Northern Ireland.
  • Dean Grange Preparatory School.
  • Derwent House & Poplar House, Lancashire.
  • Dewey Avenue, Liverpool.
  • Ditton Place, Staplefield, near Harwards Heath, West Sussex (part of Brantridge Boarding School)
  • Dobroyd Castle School, West Yorkshire.
  • Dr. Barnardo’s Home, Newton Abbey, Belfast.
  • Dr. Garrett Memorial Home, Conwy.
  • Drayton Manor, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
  • Druids Heath, West Midlands.
  • Dyke Nook, Accrington.
  • Dyson Hall Secure Unit, Fazakerley, Liverpool.
  • Edward Rudolph Memorial Boarding School, Dulwich.
  • Elmhurst, Derby.
  • Elmtree Farm, Stockton on Tees.
  • Elwood Street Children’s Home, Islington.
  • Eton Lodge Community Home, Liverpool.
  • Fairfield Children’s Home, Liverpool.
  • Family Group Homes, Beswick, Manchester.
  • Family Gruop Home No. 58, Northenden, Manchester.
  • Father Hudson Children’s Home, Warwickshire.
  • Faversham School, Northumbria.
  • Fazakerley Cottage Homes, Liverpool.
  • Field House School, Harpendon, Herts.
  • Fortescue House (also known as Arethusa), West London.
  • Four Elms, Stoneham, Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  • Foston Hall, Derbyshire.
  • Foxholes, Rochdale.
  • Franklin Boarding School, Bristol.
  • Freighton Children’s Home, Maidenhead.
  • Fullaford House Remand Home, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
  • Fylde School, Lancashire.
  • Garth House, Ribbleton, Preston.
  • Glendale Children’s Home, Leyland.
  • Glen House Secure Unit, Southampton.
  • The Grange, Kings Lynn.
  • Grappenhall School.
  • Greavelands, Kent.
  • Hallesley Boys School, Sale.
  • Hardman Fold Children’s Home, Failsworth.
  • Harlington Comprehensive School.
  • Harris Orphanage (also known as Harris Home), Preston.
  • Haslingdon High School, Lancashire.
  • Hawthorns (The) Children’s Home, Cambridge.
  • Headlands School, Penarth.
  • Heath Brae, Congleton, Cheshire.
  • Hendry House, Haverfordwest.
  • Henshaw School for the Blind, Harrogate.
  • Hesley Hall.
  • Heysham, Branchill, Hampstead, London.
  • Highams Hall, Windlesham, Surrey.
  • Hillcrest/Daisycrest, Rossendale.
  • Hindley Borstal.
  • Hobbs Hill Wood Junior School, Hemel Hempstead.
  • Hollies Care Home, Southwark, South East London.
  • Hollins High School, Haslingdon.
  • Hollymount Convent.
  • Holmwood, Hartlepool.
  • Holyport Manor Residential Unit, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
  • Hopewall Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire.
  • Homlea, Boothstown.
  • Hutton Poplars Childrens Home, Brentwood, Essex.
  • Igston House, Newton Abbott, Devon.
  • Inchape Drive Home, Manchester.
  • Ingledene Home, Manchester.
  • Ingmanthorpe Hall, Wetherby.
  • Kendall House, Gravesend, Kent.
  • Kennelwood Home, Liverpool.
  • Kepples View, Rotherham.
  • Kersely Grange, Coventry.
  • Kilrie Children’s Home, Knutsford.
  • Kincora Boys’ Home, Belfast.
  • King William’s Church of England Primary School, St William’s Road, Swindon.
  • Kingswood Secure Unit and Classifying School, Bristol.
  • Kinloss School.
  • Kinton Community Home Education, Surrey County Council.
  • Kirklevington Detention Centre.
  • Knoll View School, Rochdale.
  • Lancaster More Children’s Hospital Unit.
  • Larches Children’s Home, Preston.
  • Let Us Play, Wolverhampton.
  • Little Island Community Care Home, Tewkesbury.
  • Lisnevin Training School, County Down.
  • Lissue Children’s Unit, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
  • Livingstone Drive Admission Unit – Aigburth, Liverpool.
  • Llwyncelwyn Remand School (now Llwyncelwyn Community), South Wales.
  • Longhurst School, Morpeth, Northumberland.
  • Longwood, Broome Lane, Salford.
  • Longwood Home, St Lesmo Road, Edgeley, Stockport.
  • Lostock Open Air School – Horwich.
  • Lower Lee, Liverpool.
  • Loxley Hall Boarding School, Uttoxeter.
  • Luton House.
  • Lynwood, Holme Road, Didsbury, Manchester.
  • Malvern House, Preston.
  • Manor Heath, Bury New Road, Salford.
  • Marfords, Bromborough.
  • Meadowcroft, Preston.
  • Medomsley Detention Centre (owned by the Home Office).
  • Menlove Avenue Assessment Centre (Wooton Vale), Liverpool.
  • Middleton Hall Children’s Home, Birmingham.
  • Middlewood Home.
  • Millhouse Children’s Home, Carlisle, Cumbria.
  • Minster Lodge Children’s Home, Ormskirk.
  • Mobberley Boys Home.
  • Moore House, Middlesex.
  • Moorfield Care Home, Swinton.
  • Moorfields Children’s Home.
  • Moorland House Lower Unit.
  • Mossfield Children’s Home, Liverpool.
  • Mostyn House School, Parkgate, South Wirral.
  • Muntham House School, Horsham.
  • Nash Court, Ludlow.
  • Nazareth House Children’s Home, Derry.
  • Nazareth House Children’s Home, Belfast.
  • Nazareth Lodge, Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
  • Netherton Park.
  • Newheys Assessment Centre, Liverpool.
  • Newhomes, Withington, Manchester.
  • Newton Aycliff Home, County Durham.
  • Newton Hall, Frodsham.
  • North Field, Moor Lane, Salford.
  • Northways Residential School, Leeds.
  • Northenden Road Home, Manchester.
  • Norwood Children’s Home, London.
  • Notre Dame Grammar School, Leeds
  • Notton House School for Boys, Bristol.
  • Nugent House School, Billinge, Lancashire.
  • Oak Hall Boarding School, West London.
  • Oaks Centre Children’s Home
  • Oaklands Children’s Home, Leigh, Lancashire.
  • Oakmore School, near Botley, Southampton.
  • Orchard Lodge, Anerley, London.
  • Ormby Scouts/Scout Association.
  • Othona (formerly St Thomas Moore’s).
  • Our Ladies Convent, Greenfield.
  • Oxley Park School – Essex.
  • Paduan House/Arden House, Liverpool.
  • Park House Children’s Home, Eccles.
  • Park House Children’s Home, Prestatyn, Clwyd.
  • Parklands Children’s Home, Gloucestershire.
  • Parkfield Children’s Home.
  • Penhill Assessment Centre, near Cardiff.
  • Penhurst School, Oxfordshire.
  • Penshore House, near Sunderland.
  • Pentre Saeson Children’s Home.
  • Pembridge Road Children’s Home, Stoke On Trent.
  • Pipewood Boarding School, Staffordshire.
  • Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire.
  • Priors Hill, Macclesfield.
  • Pilkingotn House Children’s Home, Bury.
  • Pinkwell Primary School.
  • Pitt House Children’s Home, Chudleigh, Devon.
  • Polebrook House, Leicestershire.
  • Poplar Bank Home, Huyton, Merseyside.
  • The Poplars, Market Harborough.
  • Populars Children’s Home, North Manchester, Bury/Wigan.
  • Quarry Mount, Ormskirk.
  • Radcliffe Road, Leicester.
  • Rampton Hospital, Retford, Nottinghamshire.
  • Rathgael Training School, Bangor, Northern Ireland.
  • Rheanfa Remand Home, Swansea, Wales.
  • Redhouse Crescent, Longton, Stoke on Trent.
  • Redsands, Northwich.
  • Redwalls, Sandleway, Northwich.
  • The Ride Children’s Home, Hounslow, West London
  • River House Boarding School, Henley in Arden.
  • Riverside Assessment Centre, Salisbury.
  • Riverside House Community School, Staffordshire.
  • Rosebank, Lymm.
  • Rosehill, Manchester
  • Rosehill, Market Harborough.
  • Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
  • Rotherwood Children’s Home, Staffordshire.
  • Royal Philanthropic School, Redhill, Surrey.
  • Rubane House, Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland.
  • Saltwells Children’s Home, Dudley.
  • Sandon Lidge Children’s Home, Loncolnshire.
  • Sandyville Road Children’s Home, Manchester.
  • Sarah Laski Home, Manchester.
  • Scawby Grove, North Yorkshire.
  • Sedbury Park Care Centre, Gloucestershire.
  • Sevenoaks School, Kent.
  • Seymour Road School.
  • Shadwell House, Leeds.
  • Sherborne Preparatory School in Dorset.
  • Sisters of Charity, St Mary’s Convent, Walthamstow.
  • Skirkett Lodge, Halifax.
  • Southlands School, Hampshire.
  • South Wolds Special School, Etton, near Beverley.
  • Southwood, Salford.
  • Springfield Care Home, Bradford.
  • Springfield Residential School, Wiltshire.
  • Springhill School, Rippon.
  • St Aidan’s Youth Centre, Manchester.
  • St Ambrose College, Hale near Altrincham.
  • St Benedicts Care Home, Reading.
  • St Edmunds, Bebbington.
  • St Francesca Cabrini Roman Catholic Primary School, London.
  • St Francis Boy’s Home, Sefford, Bedfordshire.
  • St George’s, Finborough.
  • St George’s Approved School, Southport. (Name changed to Clarence House in 1985).
  • St Gilbert’s, Hartlebury, Kidderminster.
  • St Hilda’s Children home, York.
  • St Ignatius School, Manchester.
  • St James Avenue, Hampton Hill, Middlesex.
  • St Johns Children’s Home, Erdington, Birmingham.
  • St John’s Primary School, Baxenden, Lancashire.
  • St John’s Young Offenders Institute, Northampton.
  • St Joseph’s Nantwich.
  • St Joseph’s, Derbyshire.
  • St Joseph’s Home, Termonbacca, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
  • St Leonard’s Children’s Home, Tower Hamlets, East London.
  • St Margaret’s Home, Dr Barnardos House, Aldwich, Bognor Regis.
  • St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
  • St Michaels House, Staffordshire.
  • St Ninain’s List D School, Gartmore, Stirlingshire.
  • St Patrick’s Training School, Belfast.
  • St Thomas Moore’s Freshfield, near Formby.
  • St Vincents, Dartford, Kent.
  • Stamford House, London.
  • Stinsford School, Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Stockgrove Park School, Leighton Buzzard.
  • Stockton Hall, near York.
  • Stonecross School, Cumbria.
  • Strathwaite Gill School, near Kendal in Cumbria.
  • Strawberry Fields, Liverpool.
  • Style Cottage Homes, Style.
  • Summershill Boys Hostel, Didsbury, Manchester.
  • Summerville, Manchester.
  • Swaycliffe Park School, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
  • Sydney House, Liverpool.
  • Taxal Edge, Derbyshire.
  • The Hawthorns Children’s Home, Cambridge.
  • The Lyons Children’s Home in Middlewich .
  • Teddinton Park Road, Teddinton, Middlesex.
  • Tennal House, Birmingham.
  • Tennal Assessment Centre, Birmingham.
  • Ternhall Road Children’s Home, Liverpool.
  • Ternwood House, Newcastle
  • The Old Rectory School, Kent.
  • Thinwall Hall, Broad Green, Liverpool.
  • Thorn Primary School, Gipton in Leeds.
  • Thorpe Arch Grange Children’s Home, Yorkshire.
  • Tong Park Children’s Home/Assessment Centre, Bradford.
  • Trafford Drive Children’s Home, Greater Manchester.
  • Trowbridge House, London.
  • Troy Boarding School, Monmouth, South Wales.
  • Ty’r Felin, Maesgeirchen, Bangor.
  • Ty Mawr, South Wales.
  • Vernon Home School, Canterbury.
  • Walton Village Admission Unit, Liverpool.
  • Wennington Hall, Lancaster.
  • Wentworth House – Slough.
  • Wessington Court School, Hereford.
  • Wilkinson House, Blackburn.
  • Windlestone Hall School, County Durham.
  • Woodend, Atherton, Manchester.
  • Werrington Hall, Uttoxeter.
  • Wimbrick Hey, Wirral.
  • Wisteria Lodge Earlsdon, Conventry.
  • Woodlands Children’s Home, Bolton.
  • Witherslack Hall, Grange Over Sands.
  • Woodlands Assessment Centre, Leicester.




LGBT+- Stop Whining and Grow a Pair

Headline: Yes, Pope Francis, LGBT+ people do need psychiatric help – because of people like you

Let me help:
The Pope is very busy being the CEO of the biggest Pedo-franchise on the Planet. So this CEO is hopefully not your  ”our ol’ pal Francis ‘as you state.
Why in God´s name (God is not present in the Vatican, another entity is) do you need his validation or approval of your love life for it to be ‘valid’.

Love is a validation in itself.

The Pope can’t help you with that – he knows not what love is, mundane or celestial.
Then you need a psychiatrist? Really? They are not exactly known for setting people straight – no pun intended.

In this decade of self pity and self victimization maybe step out of that and the need to have the world on your side, do as many before you have – Love the Love, the way you see fit and stop this needless quest for approval and self guilt.

The approval you need – should be lying next to you and when you look your beloved in the eyes you should be able to feel safe, loved and validated.

That’s what straight folks still do.
We do not want or need the Pope or any religion in our bedrooms nor telling us what to do.
On the bloody contrary.

– SD



Pedo’s Only Dance to the Devil’s Drum

Seems to be Pedo´s everywhere. New Age Cults – The Church – Hollywood – Governments.
This world stinks of it.
If I catch the scent of one in Heaven – Somebody took a wrong turn into the afterlife.

Horror claims about torture, sexual abuse and Murder in Catholic orphanage in Vermont

Sickening claims about torture, sexual abuse and even the murder of children in a Catholic orphanage have resurfaced decades after the alleged events.

Public documents and witness interviews corroborate many details of the claims made by former residents of St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington, Vermont, according to a four-year investigation published on Monday by BuzzFeed News.

The new report comes as governments in the UK, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere grapple with decades-old reports of horror inside Catholic orphanages.

St. Joseph’s, which was run by the Montreal-based Sisters of Providence, closed down in 1974, and the allegations regard children who lived there from the 1930s through the 70s.

Key witness Sally Dale was the institution’s longest resident, growing up at St. Joseph’s from ages 2 to 23. In 1996, Dale gave a searing 19-hour deposition recounting the alleged abuse, including that she saw a nun throw a boy to his death from a window.



The Sex-Abuse Scandal Has Come for Pope Francis

A letter calling for his resignation shows how serious his crisis of credibility has become.

Pope Francis’s credibility has taken a major hit as the crisis over clergy sex abuse continues to roil the Catholic Church. Following weeks of horrifying revelations about the Church’s long-standing mismanagement of allegations against priests, the pope visited Ireland this weekend, asking forgiveness for a long list of “abuses” and “exploitation.” Reporters observed that crowds were nowhere near as large for Francis as they were for John Paul II, the last pope to visit Ireland. Protesters also called for more extensive apologies.

Then, toward the end of Francis’s trip, a prominent archbishop published a letter claiming the pope knew about—and covered up—the wrongdoings of Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal of Washington who has been accused of sexually harassing adult seminarians and abusing a child over a period of years. Carlo Maria Viganò, the former representative of the Vatican in the United States, called on Francis to resign, along with other “cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses.”


Pope Keeps Silent on Abuse Claim Letter