Our child abuse solicitors offer legal advice at no cost using legal aid or the no win no fee* scheme. Due to usual nature of child abuse we can, at your request, avail a same-sex lawyer to handle your queries. The consultation is free of charge and is confidential. Our solicitors will give you full advice about the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) legal process without any further obligation. Talk to a child abuse solicitor today by simply completing the contact form or calling our helpline or email us and one of our solicitors will get in touch with you.
A child abuse compensation solicitor can make application for the payment of damages in several ways including an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) or in the case of institutional abuse to the Authority responsible for employing the abuser who can also be sued personally in addition to being prosecuted for criminal activity. Local Authorities and other employers will be held to be liable if they have failed to act reasonably either in their pre employment checks or by failing to adequately respond to complaints of abuse. There are also numerous group actions where all of the victims who were in the same situation at a particular locality have banded together to take multi-party action in child abuse compensation claims which can have the benefit of being publicly funded through Legal Aid.
A sexual offence that may attract criminal prosecution is defined as any offence that is sexual in nature or intent and includes indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, child abuse and paedophilia. There may be severe punishment for child sex offenders which can include mandatory life imprisonment for serious offenders:-
This is a serious national problem which can take the form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse which is often caused by neglect, lack of restraint or failure to provide appropriate services and treatment by the relevant authorities. Child abuse compensation can be claimed whether or not it was a one to one situation, a family problem or institutionalised abuse. The most vulnerable sections of society are those who are mentally disabled or where there the abuser is in a position of authority which often occurs in residential care homes, respite and day care organisations and schools which have in the past been a magnet for paedophiles. Child abuse is not confined to these situations and many thousands of children have also suffered abuse in the family at the hands of parents and other relatives or by family friends.
Significant numbers of adults have now come forward to the police and to child abuse compensation solicitors resulting in criminal convictions and custodial sentences giving rise to compensation claims. A conviction is not necessary however to succeed in a claim to the CICA provided that the applicant has fully co-operated with the investigating police officer. The CICA uses a tariff scheme for determining compensation and may reduce awards to claimants who have unspent criminal convictions determined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act on the basis that it is inappropriate to compensate offenders out of public funds.
Victims who have suffered child sexual abuse can claim compensation :-
Our child abuse compensation solicitors offer an independent legal service with no connection to the CICA giving free advice on compensation claims using the no win no fee* scheme. We do not ask you to fund or finance an application to the CICA in any respect and your claim will be completely risk free. Any discussion that you have is completely confidential and will not be revealed to anyone without your specific consent. We are able to arrange for you to speak to someone of your own gender if you request. If after talking to us you decide to proceed no further then you are quite at liberty to do so and we will erase all information which you have supplied to us. If you would like to talk to someone with absolutely no further obligation just complete the contact form or use the helpline and we will advise you of your options for claiming the compensation you deserve.
Child abuse is a grave offense targeted at the most vulnerable members of society. Child victims or their representatives can pursue compensation by making an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). They may also instruct a child abuse solicitor sue the abuser for damages in the civil court.
A third party can also be held responsible for the payment of damages. If a child is abused whist in the care of an organisation, the employer of the perpetrator can be ordered to pay damages for not making reasonable background checks. Also failure by Local Authorities to properly address complaints can see the Authority being held liable for the abuse.
Multi-party actions are also referred to as class actions or group actions occur where several victims were abused under similar circumstances for example in a childrens home. Legal Aid is often available to fund multiparty child abuse compensation claims.
In addition to sexual abuse, child abuse takes on many forms including neglect, lack of restraint and failure to provide necessities for the child. Children are often abused by their parents and other members of their family. Child abuse compensation is available whether the abuse occurred within the family or in an institution or one-on-one. Predators may target childrens homes, nursing homes and day centres in order to access the vulnerable in our society.SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004