Odette Tovey, a member of ACAL has started a petition. The petition states that CICA MUST change the way in which they assess applications for victims of abuse and not judge them by the same standards as victims of everyday crimes. Whilst many will agree with the principle that criminals should not be compensated after being a victim of a crime themselves, these victims were vulnerable children and young adults who had no control over what was happening to them or what they were being forced to do by their abuser. Consideration MUST be given as to what led to them committing their crimes.

You can read more and sign the petition here:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/victims-of-sexual-abuse-should-be-compensated