Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme

The scheme closed to new applications on Saturday, 1 January 2022 at 5pm

Applications received before the deadline will continue to be processed.

About the scheme

The Lambeth Redress Scheme pays compensation to people who were abused or lived in fear of being abused while in Lambeth’s care as children. The scheme is for those who lived in or visited a Lambeth children’s home (including those at Shirley Oaks) or attended Shirley Oaks Primary School.

At Lambeth Council, we know that many former children’s homes residents will never be able to forgive us for their childhood experiences.

We are truly sorry for what happened to children in our care in the past and the consequences for their adult lives. While we cannot right those wrongs, we want everyone who is eligible for compensation to get it.

By July 2021:

  • 1,887 people have made applications
  • more than £71.5 million has been paid out of the scheme
  • we have provided independent, free and confidential counselling and specialist advice to applicants

Contact the Redress Team

Phone: 020 7926 6980
Post: Lambeth Redress Scheme, PO Box 747, Winchester, SO23 5DP