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Research released by Women's Aid and Cafcass finds that 62% of applications to the family court about where a child should live or spend time feature allegations of domestic abuse. The research highlights the significant impact on children who experience domestic abuse, with those in the sample exhibiting a range…
Two women have promised to champion the cause of Welsh victims after being appointed to advise the public inquiry into child sexual abuse. May Baxter-Thornton (left) from Newport and Emma Lewis (right) from Swansea, who have both experienced child sexual abuse, will sit on the victims and survivors panel of…
Domestic abusers should be put on a register as part of a "vital step change" to protect survivors, according to a new report. London Assembly Labour group leader Len Duvall believes a register like the one imposed on sex offenders is needed as "reoffending remains too high" in a society…
The NHS has paid more than £17 million in compensation for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson. NHS Resolution said, as of July 31, it had received 277 claims involving Paterson's NHS practice and paid £17,411,639 in total on those cases. The figure, first reported in the Health Service Journal,…
Victims of the Northern Ireland conflict living in Great Britain are to be targeted for special healthcare support underpinned by EU money. The programme aims to improve the well-being of survivors who have suffered as a result of violence. The IRA bombed cities in Great Britain many times throughout the…
One in seven men who reported being "raped" by women said they were physically overpowered or threatened with a weapon. A survey of 154 British men claiming to be victims of forced sex with women found that a fifth had succumbed to blackmail and verbal threats. But a high proportion,…
Children who have been sexually exploited are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they "consented" to their abuse, according to campaigners. They say victims as young as 12 have been denied payouts even if the perpetrators have been jailed. A coalition of charities including Barnardo's…
Children and teenagers who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being offered art therapy through a Scottish charity. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, who lives near the London high-rise, established the Art Therapy Hub within the ClementJames Centre based in North Kensington, where she and a team of art therapists support…
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