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News and information to support survivors of sexual abuse as they pursue a claim for compensation.

If you or a member of your family is considering claiming compensation for sexual abuse, or you are already in the process of a claim, we hope our blog will provide you with up-to-date news about prominent ongoing cases, information about changes in the law and helpful guidance to support you at this difficult time.

Hampshire football coach Alfie Morel sentenced

24th Apr 2022

24 year old Alfie Morel has now been sentenced to almost 16 years in prison having been found guilty of 8 sexual offences against children, to include attempted rape and sexual assault. He was also convicted of offences of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Claims against a police officer for sexual abuse

4th Apr 2022

Over half of the UK's Police forces are under investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. Of the 260 investigations being carried out, 31relate to complaints of police officers abusing their powers for sexual gain.

Sexual abuse in the police and by public servants

6th Feb 2022

The tragic case of Sarah Everard highlights the failings of a system where warning signs are missed or overlooked. Samantha Robson, specialist solicitor dealing with sexual abuse cases on behalf of victims over the past 20+ years comments, `In the majority of the cases of sexual abuse that I have dealt with, there have always been signs. It is rare to deal with a case where there has been no grooming, or the perpetrator has no history of concerns. We need to consider what more can be done to stop these individuals before they commit offences. Do we have sufficient systems of recording concerns which can be cross - referenced by other authorities involved?'

Manchester City not liable for Barry Bennell's sexual abuse

24th Jan 2022

The High Court have recently decided not to award damages to 8 survivors of historic sexual abuse by Barry Bennell. The case demonstrates the perils of leaving your claim too long. The High Court found that the delay by the Claimants had prejudiced Manchester City such that a fair trial was not possible.

Manchester City and Barry Bennell in the news again

7th Nov 2021

Manchester City football club is being sued in the High Court in London by 8 victims of former football coach, Barry Bennell for damages for psychological injuries and financial losses suffered as a consequence of their sexual abuse.

Accessing your Social Care Records

22nd Apr 2021

Accessing your Care Records Survivors who were sexually abused as children often grew up in difficult family circumstances, and frequently were put into care or fostered.  Multi-disc... Read More

Nigel Leat back behind bars

6th Apr 2021

Nigel Leat, also known by the surname Russell, has already breached his licence conditions and is back in prison.

Parole Board Release Nigel Leat

28th Oct 2020

Nigel Leat, former teacher of Hillside First School in Worle, North Somerset who was convicted of serious sexual offences against school girls in 2011, is due to be released from prison next month.

Anglican Church faces criticism by IICSA

7th Oct 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse exposes failings in the way the Church of England has dealt with allegations of childhood sexual abuse and has made numerous recommendations in its report published yesterday.

Tags: Child abuse

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