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Child abuse and Covid-19.

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As we have adjusted to a new way of life during the COVID-19 lockdown, those of us who work with and on behalf of victims of abuse are becoming increasingly aware that many children may be especially vulnerable at this challenging time....

Civil and Criminal justice systems for victims of abuse.

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Many victims who are able to discuss their experiences of sexual abuse enter into the criminal process without the knowledge that they are also entitled to make a civil claim for their physical and psychological injuries. For other victims, a civil...

Listening to abuse victims.

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In recent years, we have witnessed a shifting attitude surrounding the issue of sexual abuse. Thankfully, this is something that is constantly becoming less and less of a taboo subject. We are now much more accustomed to reading about sexual abuse in...

Helping abuse victims - each and every day.

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Legal professionals dealing with cases for sexual abuse or assault are, quite rightly, focussed on their role in achieving either a criminal conviction or an award of compensation. In pursuing these matters they are righting historic injustices,...