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End the same roof rule for victims of historic abuse

 

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority regulations state that if the abuse took place before 1st October 1979 and the victim lived in the same house as the attacker then no claim can be made.

This is the case even if the applicant was a child who was being abused by a parent.

This rule is wrong and prevents the victims of historic abuse from making a claim – please sign this petition to seek to have this regulation removed, thank you.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/abolish-the-same-roof-rule-for-victims-of-historic-abuse1

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6 Comments

  1. sharon
    February 13, 2015

    l could not even get help for the abuse that happened to me by my father, let alone compensation for taking my childhood away. Its all wrong

    • mmassen
      February 13, 2015

      thank you for your comment Sharon – couldn’t agree more there is no real reason why this rule should continue, can I ask you to sign the petition if you have not already done so, thanks and best wishes.

  2. Miss Angela Firth
    March 18, 2015

    I too am a victim of this, and i have while 01/04/2015 to appeal it, being more or less on my own i am fighting this alone. I have been put through hell on every step of the way, made to feel like i’ve committed the crime. There is no-one that understands what we are going through, and somehow we seem not to exist, as it all seems to be about those in the public eye that are getting all the attention. My point is who takes responsibility if we the victims decide to take our lives because of what we are being put through, we did not ask to be abused, we should have been protected against this. It was 1976 when i was abused and due to an RTA it laid dormant until October 2012. If you look at the time of the abuse and i being only 12 it somehow does not register, even though you watched a program at school, it was something that was to come later in your life.

    Miss Angela Firth

    • mmassen
      March 18, 2015

      Hi Angela I have tried to email you with some advice but it bounced back can you call me on 0113 224 7804, thanks – Mike Massen

      • velda oliver
        March 23, 2015

        Hello there, i to was abused by my half brother and this same roof rule applies. Thankfully i have a good man fighting for us all to have this so called rule changed.

        • mmassen
          March 23, 2015

          Hi Velda, pleased to hear that someone is helping you with your fight. I know that appeals are being made and we can only hope that common sense and decency will prevail.