October 23, 2019
Rules that mean some victims of childhood sex abuse are denied compensation must be changed, MPs have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Those with an unspent criminal conviction or victims deemed to have “consented” to abuse despite being a child, are among those denied payouts.
Victims also have to claim within two years of reporting abuse, described by MPs as an “unrealistic timeframe”.
The Ministry of Justice has launched a review into the compensation system.
The guidance contains a number of exemptions. These include victims who may have been groomed into