Compensation for rape victims

Rape crime in the UK is on the increase. If you have been the victim of a non-consensual sexual assault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Are you entitled to claim?

It is possible that you can make a compensation claim to the CICA if you satisfy the following criteria:

  1. You reported the rape or sexual assault to the police within a reasonable timeframe
  2. You then cooperated with the police at all times
  3. You apply for compensation within 2 years of the crime OR your report of the crime to the police.

It does NOT matter if the perpetrator or rapist was prosecuted or if the court case is pending.

It does not matter if medical attention was not sought after the incident.

Advice for victims of rape or non-consensual sex

The crime of sexual violence can take many forms. For the victims there is only one definition that matters; rape is forced unwanted sexual activity for which no consent has been given.

There are many different kinds of rape and if you have suffered in any one of the following situations you may be able to claim compensation:

  • A violent sexual attack by a stranger
  • Rape within marriage / relationships
  • Date rape
  • Forced marriage
  • Sex trafficking or exploitation
  • Ritual abuse.

For help and emotional support following rape crime please take a look at our resource pages.

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