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Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later. The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill scraps the existing three-year time limit on personal injury cases for survivors of childhood abuse up to 1964. Minister for Community…
Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that no provision was made in the 2017/18 budget to cover the scheme. Politicians…
A review into historic incidents of abuse in Scottish football is ready to begin the "crucial yet sensitive" stage of information-gathering. Preparatory work has been concluded for the review, which has been commissioned by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and is chaired by Martin Henry. The sport has been rocked…
A victim group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is "not fit for purpose". Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) said it announced the decision with "deep regret" but felt the probe was not serving the needs of…
Theresa May must immediately implement a promised redress scheme for victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party has said. The collapse of Stormont has meant that victims have been left without any redress, despite promises of a public apology, compensation and counselling following a major…
An ad for a gambling charity has been banned for featuring a male character that could be interpreted as predatory and sexually abusive. The cinema ad for the Responsible Gambling Trust showed a young woman sitting on her bed while an older man sits in the corner delivering a monologue…
Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon broke down in tears as she told she had been thanked by victims of sexual exploitation for her role in the soap. The 21-year-old plays Bethany Platt, who is groomed by her older fiance Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper) and forced to sleep with his friends.…
Thousands of cases of child sexual abuse linked to the internet were recorded by police last year, figures show. Rape, sexual assault and grooming were among the offences logged which had a "cyber flag", meaning the crime had an online element, with the youngest victim aged three. The NSPCC, which…
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