IICSA report reveals the impact of child sexual abuse

I have today reviewed the report prepared by IICSA in respect of the impact of child sexual abuse on survivors.

I have spent many years pursuing civil claims for survivors who sadly suffered at the hands of individuals who wished to exploit their vulnerability as children and the report only reinforces my own analysis.

The abuse of children has a devastating impact on the survivor but also on their friends and loved ones and it can take many years for those who have suffered to find the strength to disclose or seek redress for what happened. It is this stage that will enlighten those around them as to why perhaps they have certain traits or behaviours.

For some, however, the trauma of disclosure is simply too much and they continue to exist day to day dealing with the consequences of another’s actions without finding the strength to talk out about their experiences.

The summary of the full report can be viewed below:


As an abuse lawyer I seek to recover damages for those who have suffered.

People often criticise survivors for pursuing abuse claims, but the damages awarded can have a positive effect on their lives. They may be able to have in place a support network so that they can deal with their adversities and obtain treatment that they need to diminish the horrendous effects the abuse has had on them for so many years.

Whilst no amount of money can compensate those individuals nor turn back the hands of time and put matters right; it may assist them in obtaining assistance, closure and a sense of justice.

Verisona Law have substantial expertise and experience in pursuing civil claims for compensation for survivors of child abuse.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the child abuse team in the strictest of confidence if you or a loved one were subject to abuse as a child.


Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.


  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.


  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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