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 board published an independent assurance report reflecting on the current multi-agency safeguarding arrangements within Derbyshire, with reference to Aston Hall Hospital.

Published alongside it 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.

Tel: 0808 801 0331 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.

Tel: 0808 801 0818

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.

  • Derby City and Derbyshire Practice Guidance for management of survivors
  • Derby City and Derbyshire strategy for Survivors of non-recent abuse in childhood

You can access both of these documents from our documents library.