Two men charged over Whinmoor Children’s Home historic abuse


May 21, 2015 | By David Greenwood |

May 21, 2015 | By David Greenwood |

Two former members of staff at Whinmoor Children’s Home have been charged as part of the ongoing police investigation into abuse at children’s homes in Leeds.

A 76-year-old man and an 82-year-old man from Leeds face charges linked to historic sexual abuse at Whinmoor Assessment Centre, including 17 counts of indecent assault and other sexual offences.

A further 11 men remain on police bail following their arrests as part of Operation Polymer, an investigation into child abuse which took place during the 1960s, 70s and 80s in Leeds children’s homes. The investigation has been running for a number of years.

Other children’s homes in Leeds under investigation include Shadwell, Thorpe Arch Grange and Eastmoor. Allegations related to historic child abuse include both sexual and physical assault.

Switalskis Solicitors act on behalf of a number of survivors of Children’s Home abuse, including Whinmoor Assessment Centre and others in Leeds. To speak to a member of our specialist team in confidence, call 0800 138 4700.

David Greenwood

David Greenwood leads our child abuse compensation team. He is an award-winning Solicitor with a national reputation in his field and a prominent campaigner for the rights of victims of childhood abuse. David's profile

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