Where can abuse occur?
Below are some areas where sexual abuse can occur:
- Abuse in Children Homes
- Abuse in Hospital & Healthcare
- Abuse in Religious Organisations
- Abuse in Schools by Teachers
- Abuse in Scouts or Cadets
- Abuse in Sport
- Abuse in the Workplace
If you have suffered from sexual abuse in any of the above settings, please contact one of our sexual abuse compensation solicitors today.
What counts as sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse includes any form of touching without a person’s true consent. In legal terms, that means knowing you have the right to say no, you understand the possible outcomes of saying yes, you’re not tricked into saying yes, and are of an age or mental ability to say yes. Sexual abuse can also include being watched or photographed naked, without consent.
If the victim is a child, is mentally impaired – whether permanently or due to alcohol or drugs – or is under pressure, it will be viewed as no true consent.
You can also take action for forced circumcision, male or female, if it’s against the law in the country it happened.
Rape and sexual abuse are serious crimes, and the police have officers trained specially to help you. However, you don’t have to go to the police. We may be able to help and can advise you in confidence.