Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress 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.

If this applies to you, you can apply no matter how long ago the abuse or fear of abuse happened.

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

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1 January 2022. Lambeth Councils’ Cabinet extended the Redress Scheme to the new closing date of 1 January 2022 at a formal cabinet meeting on Wednesday the 18th of September 2019. View information about the proposals that the cabinet discussed.


Contact the Redress Team

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

Applications sent by post should be marked Strictly Private and Confidential.