Rotherham MP seeks law change for compensation for child sex abuse victims

A Rotherham MP is seeking a change in the law over compensation for child sex abuse victims.

Sarah Champion has written to the Secretary of State for Justice calling for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to stop ruling out payments on the grounds that children were somehow complicit in the abuse.

Since the CICA scheme was launched in November 2012 nearly 700 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have been refused payments ranging between £1,000 and £44,000, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/rotherham-mp-seeks-law-change-for-compensation-for-child-sex-abuse-victims-1-8657465

Previously: Government ‘denying sexually abused children compensation’

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3 Responses to Rotherham MP seeks law change for compensation for child sex abuse victims

  1. Linda Wheeler says:

    I am with you on this one Sarah… Well done

  2. Linda Wheeler says:

    Good old fashioned restitution would be confiscate property and assets from the offenders and pay out to the victims….NOT THE TAX PAYER’S RESPONSIBILITY to pay for other peoples crimes….Or is that too hard for the government to work out.

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