Aston Hall - Independent report

Investigation of reports of historical physical and sexual abuse

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board brought together a number of partner agencies from health and social care to support a police investigation of reports of historical physical and sexual abuse of children which took place at Aston Hall Hospital between the 1950s and 1970s.

On 25 July 2018, the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board published the independent Aston Hall Hospital assurance report and Aston Hall Hospital executive summary report  reflecting on the current multi-agency safeguarding arrangements within Derbyshire. 

Published alongside the assurance report is the police findings report of Derbyshire Constabulary, which is a detailed account of the investigation of the allegations of abuse at Aston Hall.

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board acknowledges that following the publication of the reports that victims / survivors and family members may need to access support or seek help from organisations such as the following:

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) provides a national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood on 0808 8010331. Anyone can call for free Monday to Thursday between 10am and 9pm and Friday between 10am and 6pm.

The Survivors Trust is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland and can be contacted on 0808 8010818.

Anyone who feels they require medical help should contact their GP in the first instance.

Further information regarding help and support for victims and survivors of abuse is outlined in two documents.