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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.

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

How to Re-open a CICA claim

9th Oct 2019

Can I re-open my criminal injury (CICA) claim? Abuse specialist solicitor Samantha Robson talks about re-opening a CICA on medical grounds The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA... Read More

Tags: CICA sexual abuse

Same Roof Rule Finally Abolished

1st Mar 2019

The End of the Same Roof Rule in CICA Claims The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is a government funded body whose purpose is to compensate deserving victims of violent crime and sexual... Read More

Reforms needed within the CICA Scheme

8th Feb 2019

Victims Commissioner recommends reforms to the CICA Scheme Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner (VC) for England & Wales has commissioned a report into the Operation of the Cri... Read More

Tags: CICA

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