What if I was a child when the abuse took place?

The primary time to bring a claim against an individual is before the victims’ 21st birthday or, if the claim is being made through the CICA, before their 20th birthday. However, it can take some victims several years before they feel able to report the abuse they have suffered to the police, a medical professional or any other authority. At Emsleys, we have a specialist team who can advise on how the time limit can be set aside and the claim pursued with success.

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