Abused chil­dren may miss pay­out

Western Mail - - NEWS -

SEX­U­ALLY abused chil­dren as young as 12 could still be de­nied com­pen­sa­tion un­der re­vised of­fi­cial guide­lines on the grounds they had “con­sented”, it has been re­ported.

The Crim­i­nal In­juries Com­pen­sa­tion Author­ity (CICA) launched a re­view ear­lier this year amid con­cerns that vic­tims of child groom­ing gangs were be­ing re­fused pay­ments, even when their at­tacker had been jailed.

Jus­tice Sec­re­tary David Lid­ing­ton told MPs last week that CICA’s in­ter­nal guide­lines were un­der­go­ing an ur­gent re-ex­am­i­na­tion to en­sure there was no risk a child could be dis­qual­i­fied be­cause they had been “groomed” into giv­ing con­sent.

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