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Royal School for the Blinds allegations

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Six former students who attended The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool have made allegations that they were physically and emotionally abused whilst attending the primary school. The allegations date back to the 1950’s when some of the children were reportedly as young as five.

It has been reported that allegations have been made against the headmistress at the time, Margaret McLenan. The former headmistress has since died.

The abuse is said to have taken place at the boarding school in Wavertree which provided accommodation for students from the North West of England and the Isle of Man. The school has commented on the allegations, saying that this kind of behaviour would not be tolerated today.

The alleged abuse has not been reported or investigated by the police until now. Victims described being beaten and shamed whilst attending the school, leading to problems later on in their lives. The severity of these attacks being made more traumatic due to the children being blind.

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.