Child sexual abuse victims to be granted compensation following criticism

Exclusive: no victim will be denied compensation on grounds of alleged consent after previous guidelines on grooming were heavily criticised

Fresh guidelines have been issued to ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are not denied compensation on the mistaken grounds that they consented to a relationship.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), which has been criticised by a coalition of charities, is altering its instructions to staff over the impact of grooming.

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