Compensation rule abolished allowing victims to reapply – Ministry of Justice

‘From today (13 June 2019) more victims of violent crime will be able to apply for compensation as new legislation comes into force abolishing the longstanding “same-roof” rule.’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th June 2019

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‘We were tortured by our own father’ – BBC News

‘Jack and Sean – not their real names – suffered severe abuse from their father for more than 15 years.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) as it examines the growing problem of online exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Charities condemn Tory cuts to criminal injuries compensation scheme – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2019 in charities, criminal injuries compensation, news, victims by sally

‘A fall of nearly 60% in the number of victims receiving payments from the criminal injuries compensation scheme, and an almost halving of the amount paid out since the Conservative government came to power, have been condemned by an alliance of charities.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2019

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Access to compensation scheme for victims who lived with their attacker – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 28th, 2019 in criminal injuries compensation, domestic violence, press releases, victims by tracey

‘More victims of violent crime will be able to claim compensation, as the government today (28 February 2019) brought forward legislation to abolish the longstanding pre-1979 “same-roof” rule.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

My six-year wait for life-changing compensation – BBC News

‘”I met an older man and I was in a vulnerable situation. He took me under his wing and very quickly groomed me,” says Emma. This was two decades ago, when she was 16. The man went on to physically and sexually abuse her over a two-year period.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2019

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Compensation body ‘re-traumatising’ crime victims – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in criminal injuries compensation, news, sexual offences, victims, violence by sally

‘Survivors of violent and sexual crime are being “re-traumatised” by the government’s compensation body, the victims’ commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2019

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Justice Secretary unveils Victims Strategy – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 10th, 2018 in criminal injuries compensation, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Support for victims of crime will be overhauled following the launch of the first ever cross-government Victims Strategy.’

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Ministry of Justice, 10th September 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

‘Same-roof’ rule in criminal injuries compensation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2018 in child abuse, criminal injuries compensation, domestic violence, news by sally

‘JT was born in 1963. She was the victim of repeated sexual assaults by her stepfather between the ages of 5 and 17 and made an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority following his conviction in 2012.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th August 2018

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“Same roof” rule excluding compensation for abuse is unlawful – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘JT v First Tier Tribunal [2018] EWCA Civ 1735. Between 1968 and 1975 the appellant JT was repeatedly assaulted and raped by her stepfather in her family home. Many years later, her assailant was prosecuted for those crimes and convicted on all counts in 2012. As a victim of violent sexual crime, JT applied for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Her application was refused on the basis of the “same roof” rule, which stated that an award would not be made in respect of a criminal injury sustained before 1 October 1979.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st July 2018

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Domestic abuse victim wins legal challenge against policy denying her right to compensation – The Independent

‘A woman who suffered serious abuse at the hands of her stepfather has won a legal challenge against a policy which denies some victims the right to compensation. The Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that the so-called “same-roof” rule, which denies compensation to domestic abuse victims who lived in the same home as their attacker before 1979, was “incompatible” with human rights laws.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2018

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‘Same roof’ victim compensation rule faces legal challenge – BBC News

‘A woman sexually abused by her stepfather between the ages of four and 16 is challenging a law which stops victims of crime who lived under the “same roof” as their attacker prior to 1979, from receiving compensation.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2018

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Grandmother strangled and left for dead by rapist who murdered her daughter is refused compensation as her injuries are not serious enough – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in compensation, criminal injuries compensation, news, victims by sally

‘An 81-year-old great-grandmother who was strangled by a man who had just raped and murdered her daughter has been refused compensation after being told her injuries were not severe enough.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2018

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Child sex abuse victim receives apology after being refused compensation because he ‘consented’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2017 in consent, criminal injuries compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A victim of child sex abuse denied compensation by a Government agency because it said he “consented” has now received an apology.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

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Sex abuse victims ‘failed’ by criminal payout scheme – BBC News

‘The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is to be investigated over concerns it is failing child sex abuse victims, the Victims’ Commissioner has told 5 live Investigates.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2017

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Female victims of violent crime ‘should receive more compensation’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2017 in criminal injuries compensation, news, victims, women by tracey

‘Women should get more compensation after being a victim of crime because they are more negatively affected by it, a study has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2017

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Sexually abused children as young as 12 refused compensation on grounds they ‘consented’, warn charities – The Independent

‘Sexually abused children as young as 12 are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they “consented” to their abuse, charities have warned.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2017

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Compensation following fatal stabbing: Human rights and the CICA: “Double Recovery” not allowed – Zenith PI Blog

‘The decision of the Upper Tribunal in VG -v- CICA [2017] UKUT 0049 (AAC) is important reading for anyone involved in advising in fatal claims. In essence a High Court action was rendered valueless because the damages awarded were offset by the CICA. It shows the need to think long and hard before issuing civil proceedings when there may be an easier (and cheaper) alternative of an application under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th April 2017

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Rape, incest and damage: but who is the real victim? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First Tier Tribunal (Social entitlement Chamber) and Y by his mother and Litigation Friend.’ The predictability of genetic disorders continues to challenge existing law. Here, the Court of Appeal had to consider whether a child born as a result of incestuous rape could claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) for his congenital disabilities. These were 50% predictable as a result of the nature of his conception, as opposed to 2-3% in the general population.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th March 2017

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Disabled man born from incestuous rape denied compensation – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2017 in compensation, criminal injuries compensation, incest, news, rape by tracey

‘A disabled man born with a serious genetic disorder, due to an incestuous rape, has failed to obtain compensation for his medical condition.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk