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Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences

2 April 2021

Hundreds of rape victims still being denied compensation over past offences Campaigners are demanding an end to the ‘scandal’ of women being denied Government compensation for sexual offences because of relatively minor past offences. One woman, who was repeatedly raped by two men when she was 13, was refused a payout because she had been …

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Evidence to MoJ Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

9 October 2020

Evidence to MoJ Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme The denial of compensation to victims of sexual offences with criminal convictions is a scandal. Survivors in our network have been denied what should be an unquestionable entitlement for the violent crimes committed against them. We are outraged that the MOJ omits this rule from the …

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Government announces Same Roof victims can re-apply for compensation

13 June 2019

Government announces Same Roof victims can re-apply for compensation Congratulations everyone who campaigned for this change – what a wonderful if very belated victory for grassroots claimants/campaigners! It seems that the government has decided not to make people wait for the end of their Review of the Compensation Scheme after all. That’s good as the …

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Government announces scrapping of ‘same roof’ rule

28 February 2019

Government announces scrapping of ‘same roof’ rule This government press release was published on 28 Feb 2019, a victory for all those who campaigned against the discriminatory rules of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The ‘same roof’ rule had been used to deny compensation to anyone who had been sexually attacked before 1979 by someone …

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Survey on the compensation scheme

1 November 2018

Survey on the compensation scheme   The criminal injuries compensation scheme for rape: An exploration of public attitudes. The scheme is closed For questions relating to this survey, please contact Olivia Smith.Olivia Smith (olivia.smith@anglia.ac.uk)

Our comment on Government’s planned review of CICA rules

10 September 2018

Our comment on Government’s planned review of CICA rules   The announcement 9-10 September from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) that there will be a review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme as it applies to people who were sexually abused when they were children, is an important victory and augers well for future applicants.  …

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Same Roof Rule is finally defeated, overturning decades of injustice

25 July 2018

Same Roof Rule is finally defeated, overturning decades of injustice A landmark Appeal Court ruling on 24 July 2018 has reversed decades of injustice, upholding for the first time a claimant’s right to compensation even though she lived under the same roof as her attacker at the time. The Appeal Court decided that the woman, …

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Press Release: Criminal injuries compensation awards – rules designed to exclude rape victims

6 June 2018

PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS Women Against Rape says hundreds of vulnerable victims of rape and other sexual offences are denied statutory help as a result of rules designed to exclude as many victims as possible from compensation. The new figures we release today …

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SOSA demand proportionate payment for those abused at Shirley Oaks home

30 May 2018

25th May 2018 South London Press and Mercury BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Historic child abuse victims are contemplating employing a top human rights lawyer after it emerged some of them will get the same compensation as people who were in care homes the same length of time but did not suffer abuse. More than 400 …

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Open Letter for compensation to Secretary of Justice

15 March 2018

Open Letter for compensation to Secretary of Justice Rt Hon. David Gauke Secretary of State for Justice  6 June 2018 Dear David Gauke We collectively represent the experience and demands of thousands of survivors of rape, domestic violence and sex crimes suffered as children or adults. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is discriminating against victims …

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