Lambeth Council set up the scheme because they wanted to take responsibility for the failure to adequately protect children in their care from the 1930s until the 1990s. The scheme is the first of its kind in the country and was set up after talking to abuse survivors and their legal advisors.
Lambeth Council are aware that some people from Black African and Caribbean backgrounds who are eligible have not yet come forward to claim compensation. Voice4Change England and Black Thrive have joined forces to raise awareness so everyone receives what they are entitled to.
Redress is there to help individuals who experienced or were exposed to abuse deal with the consequences of what was done to them, and to offer whatever compensation or reparation you need. It can be financial and non-financial, for example in the form of a written apology.
If you were abused or lived in fear of being abused whilst in Lambeth’s care as children, you may be entitled to compensation.
You can apply to the Lambeth Redress Scheme by completing the form.
We know that application many be a daunting task. If you are not sure whether you want to apply you might find it helpful to have a chat with someone from our Navigator team.