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 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:-
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 children’s 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 children’s homes, nursing homes and day centres in order to access the vulnerable in our society.SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004