R V CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD EX PARTE JM B-M 7th December 1998
The Applicant was a nineteen year old who had suffered serious sexual abuse from their mother, father and stepfather along with six other siblings. The local authority made an application to the CICB on behalf of the Applicant, who had been taken into care. By the time the case came up for an oral hearing, the Applicant had gone to live with her mother. The Board adjourned the matter whilst they sought further evidence. Although the mother had not been convicted of any offence, the Board found that she was responsible for what had happened. They were concerned that any compensation would go to the mother. Full case report here.
R V CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD EX PARTE BROWN MURPHY UNREPORTED 28TH NOVEMBER 1997
The Applicant was the eldest of seven siblings, who were sexually abused by their mother, father and stepfather. The father of the first five children committed suicide and in 1989 the mother and the stepfather moved in 1989 from Ireland to Wales. Within a year the abuse was discovered and the children were taken into care. The Applicant and two of her brothers applied for criminal injuries compensation. The Applicant’s compensation was assessed at £9,000 in 1993, but this was considered too low and the application was therefore renewed before the full Board. In 1995 the Applicant returned to live with her mother, who 1992 had escaped from prison and had gone to Ireland.Full case report here.
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