In this episode Partner, Alan Collins and Sam Barker discuss the proposed changes to the limitation laws that apply to childhood sexual abuse.
In England and Wales, the limitation legislation states that you have three years to bring a claim for sexual abuse unless you were a child at the time of the abuse in which case you would have three years from the time you turn 18.
Very similar laws in Scotland and Australia have now been reformed. Alan has been consulting with IICSA’s investigation into limitation law in England and Wales.
While judicial thought about limitation has changed a lot in the last 30 years, there is still more reform that could be made to make the legal system more open, accessible and fair to survivors of child sexual abuse.