TEST: Compensation

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Same roof rule petition

8 January 2018

Sign this important petition against the ‘Same Roof rule’ – which prevents victims getting compensation if they lived in the same house as their attacker before 1 October 1979

Model letter to MPs re compensation – please use

30 November 2017

Please adjust accordingly and send this letter to your local MP (find your MP’s name and contact details here) [your address or email] Dear [insert full name of MP] As your constituent I urge you to take action to update the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme for victims of crime, in particular for victims of rape …

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Campaign update – survivor Alissa Moore in Parliament

30 November 2017

Campaign update – survivor Alissa Moore in Parliament Alissa Moore, a rape survivor we are working with in our campaign for compensation got her MP Iain Stewart to raise the issues in Parliament on 23 Nov. WAR was quoted and thanked for our work. Alissa was raped from aged 7-15 by her father, yet she …

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Christina McHugh, 27, raped when she was just 11, was denied compensation because of a conviction

30 November 2017

Christina McHugh, 27, raped when she was just 11, was denied compensation because of a conviction HUNDREDS of rape victims are being denied compensation after committing ‘minor’ criminal offences, The Herald can reveal. It is estimated that at least 500 women have seen their claims rejected by the UK Government‘s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) since …

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Hundreds of sex assault victims refused compensation due to criminal convictions

30 November 2017

Hundreds of sex assault victims refused compensation due to criminal convictions Hundreds of alleged sexual assault victims have been refused compensation because they have a criminal record, The Independent can reveal. The Government’s compensation body, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), has been routinely rejecting survivors’ claims when it emerges they have a conviction of any severity. Offences can range …

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Letter to Justice Secretary – Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

30 November 2017

From: WOMEN AGAINST RAPE David Lidington david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice 28 July 2017 Dear David Lidington Re Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and Authority (CICA) We echo demands in the letters to you from MP Sarah Champion, shadow minister for women and equalities, and from a coalition of charities[1] that the Criminal Injuries …

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Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

24 May 2015

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout Police admit wrongly arresting woman assaulted at age 17, but mother criticises force for leaving her daughter traumatized The Guardian Friday 22 May 2015 A rape victim falsely accused of lying by detectives has won £20,000 in damages after suing police under the Human …

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Prostitute wins compensation

19 March 1996

Cut to compensation scheme – who counts and who pays?

15 May 1993

how victims cash is cut

20 December 1992