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

Rotherham Politics

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.

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Previously: Government ‘denying sexually abused children compensation’

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