Abuse Survivors Blog

Long awaited law change giving victims of abuse in foster care redress

Written by Tracey Emmott on 26 Oct 2017

Until last week, the law has failed children who have been abused whilst in foster care, providing them with no avenue for financial redress though the civil courts in the form of abuse compensation. Local authorities could only be held to be legally responsible if negligence was proved, but that is notoriously difficult in abuse cases. This left many survivors of abuse in foster care with no legal remedy whatsoever.

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