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Scawby Grove and Castle Howard

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Uppal Taylor Solicitors are currently advising in respect of compensation claims arising from abuse and maltreatment of children at Scawby Grove and Castle Howard Children’s Home.

Scawby Grove in Lincolnshire was an Observation and Assessment Centre for children which was run by the now defunct Humberside County Council. It received young people through the criminal and family justice systems, and from social services for assessment.

A large scale police investigation under the codename Operation Juno was carried out in 1997. The investigation resulted in the charging, and subsequent conviction in some cases, of care workers from the home against whom allegations of abuse had been made by former residents.

On 2nd May 2002 James Bernard Littlewood was convicted in respect of counts of buggery and doing an act of cruelty to a child or young person under 16 years. The offences related to his time at Scawby Grove but also another home, St Camillus School. He was sentenced to a total period of 13 years imprisonment.

In July 2002 Michael Brizzalari was convicted in respect of counts of buggery, rape and indecent assault. The offences occurred at Scawby Grove during his employment there between 1983 and 1992. He was sentenced on 24th July 2002 to a total of 15 years imprisonment. Michael Brizzalari appealed to the Court of Appeal both in respect of the conviction and sentence, both appeals were dismissed.

Uppal Taylor Solicitors are specialist solicitors acting for victims of childhood abuse and maltreatment.

If you wish to speak to a solicitor in confidence then please contact us.

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