Have you been sexually or physically abused by a teacher, tutor, lecturer or other school leaders?
If you have experienced sexual abuse in an educational setting, it’s imperative that you come forward and that compensation is sought. At Wyatts, we are compensation lawyers for victims of institutional abuse. We work hard to support victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault and we will work hard to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
In situations of institutional abuse in an educational setting, the survivor may experience feelings of confusion, fear and even guilt. Unfortunately, many perpetrators will use their position of power to manipulate another person. They may ‘groom’ the person, encouraging them to trust the person in a position of authority.
The tragedy is that these behaviours can lead the survivor to feel that they are to blame, or that they have ‘allowed’ the abuse to happen. At Wyatt’s, we know the importance of hearing those words, “it wasn’t your fault.” So to those who have been sexually abused, first and foremost our message to you is: it wasn’t your fault. And while victims may experience a sense of shame and even self-blame, we will work extremely hard to speak on your behalf, in seeking justice for victims of institutional sexual abuse.
We understand that it can be difficult to talk about the events surrounding an abuse and to disclose details of the event, particularly when threats have been used by the perpetrator to try and ensure the victim’s silence. At Wyatts, we are sexual abuse lawyers and we work hard to gain compensation for sexually abused victims.
When sexual abuse happens in an educational setting, survivors often worry that their story will not be believed and that those around them will choose to listen to the perpetrator instead. We understand the power of these fears and concerns and work closely with survivors, building a trusting relationship, making every effort to ensure a positive outcome.
Different incidences of sexual abuse may include molestation, rape, violence or any other type of non-consensual sexual contact and may have happened once or multiple times. If you have experienced any of these incidences, it’s time to seek compensation for victims of abuse.
Survivors of abuse are often left with seen and unseen injuries, causing further trauma, debilitation and difficulties as a result. Mental health problems, suicidal tendencies, chronic anxiety, post-traumatic stress, flashbacks and hyper-vigilance are among the more unseen injuries often suffered by those who have survived sexual abuse in an educational setting, perpetrated by someone who they trusted and who was in a position of authority and power.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers is here to help you pursue your claim. We work with compassion and sensitivity and are committed to seeking justice and compensation, ensuring perpetrators – and those who sought to cover up the abuse – are brought to account for their actions through the securing of compensation for victims of abuse.
We care about your story. Our sexual assault lawyers will listen to you and treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
It’s important to know that it doesn’t matter how long ago the abuse took place. Many successful claims arise from historical sexual assault claims in educational settings. Some cases have been more than 30 years old and have settled in favour of the survivor. If you’re considering making a claim, contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.
Wyatt’s has represented a large and increasing amount of survivors of sexual abuse over many years and tragically, many of these were abused in educational settings. We are on your side and we are ready to fight your battle in court.
If you’re considering making a claim against an educational organisation for compensation for victims of abuse, or if you’re in need of legal advice, please contact us.
If you or anyone you know needs emotional support, please contact one of these services:
- Blue Knot Foundation – Service for adult survivors of childhood trauma ph: 1300 657 380
- Bravehearts – Counselling and support for child sexual assault ph: 1800 272 831
- Family and Community Services – 24 Hour Domestic Violence Line ph: 1800 656 463
- Lifeline Australia – Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention ph: 13 11 14
- NSW Government Department of Justice – Help for victims of sexual assault
- NSW Health Sexual Assault Services – Directory of regional services
- NSW Rape Crisis Centre – 24 hour phone (1800 424 017) or online counselling
- Reach Out Sexual Assault Support – Sexual assault support service
- Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse – Support Services