Focus turns to insurance as law change empowers child abuse victims

09 Oct 2017

BLM's abuse claims expert, Paula Jefferson has authored an article for The Scotsman discussing the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry and how the newly implemented Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act may increase the number of claims relating to non recent abuse.

Paula said: "The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, which is investigating more than 60 organisations including public schools, church bodies and local authority residential care services, has already highlighted disturbing details of non-recent abuse.

"Its remit, whilst limited to “in-care” abuse, does include a wide range of organisations as well as covering a time period “within living memory of any person who suffered such abuse” up until December 2014, when the inquiry was announced."

To read Paula's full article please click here to be redirected to The Scotsman website.

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