CICA faces review

The role of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is to be reviewed, amid claims that hundreds of child abuse victims are being denied payouts. The CICA pays more than £140m in compensation to blameless victims of crime each year, but the scheme has come in for criticism after it emerged that some people who were sexually abused in childhood were not eligible for payouts because officials claimed they had consented to the crime.  Separately, the godson of Sir Edward Heath has called for an official inquiry into police handling of child sexual abuse allegations against the former prime minister.

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Posted 02/10/2017