Children CANNOT ‘consent’. What the **** is the MoJ playing at?

Horrendous news reported by the Guardian this morning that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has denied compensation to around seven hundred children for sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of adults – even after those adults have been jailed:

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CICA’s reasoning? That the children consented to their abuse.

What kind of people is this government made of? What kind of people is it employing in roles that require huge empathy and sensitivity?

Children CANNOT consent. They’re children – they’re legally incapable of giving consent.

That’s why it’s called abuse – and why it’s a crime.

Absolutely rightly, as a society we encourage the victims of abuse to come forward and we reassure them they are not to blame for what’s been done to them – one of the most common reactions among victims is to feel somehow responsible. This wicked nonsense is telling them the exact opposite – and they’re getting the message, with one children’s charity telling the Guardian. of a victim feeling “devastated and left with the feeling that she was somehow responsible for the abuse she had suffered”.

There have long been allegations that the Tory party covers for paedophiles. Now it seems they have decided to side against the victims even if it means throwing out commonsense and basic legal principles.


  1. INDEFENSIBLE! This must not be allowed, it is VICTIM BLAMING by a bullying and weak administration.

  2. This is beyond believing. By what right does the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), have to deny justice to traumatised, vulnerable children?
    “In England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales we have to be 16 or older to have homosexual (gay) or heterosexual (straight) sex.

    ‘Sex’ means penetrative sex, oral sex or masturbating together.”

  3. This is what happens when we the people. Refuse to hold those in power accountable it’s the same mentality that led to the Greenfell tower fire cost over human beings the poor have no value so they can be abused raped murdered and those with money will always avoid justice and accountability. We all know this has been the case for years but never have the Establishment been so blatant.

  4. To whom do we need to write or email to effectively register concern about this?

  5. Just as disturbing from the guardian article is this paragraph…

    ‘The coalition also commissioned a YouGov poll that showed two-thirds of people believe the rules should be amended so that a child cannot be found to have “consented” to activities involved in their sexual exploitation.’

    So, are we to deduce from that paragraph that a third of people believe kids CAN give consent?

    I despair of this country, I really do.

    Tories…Cutting the ‘tory’ from ‘Statutory rape’ 🙁

    1. Put down the pitchforks for a moment – maybe some of those people had read this story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-39305042

      Tell me the “victim” didn’t consent in that case, even the judge complained that they were left no choice but to find the guy guilty of rape even though he hadn’t done anything wrong.

      And yes, not every case will be like that – but I certainly wouldn’t agree that the “victim” in that case was deserving of compensation.

  6. How on earth can you have laws which state quite clearly a person must be 16 or over to legally consent to sex. Then you have judges who rule that underage kids who have been abused consented to said abuse. How does that work It’s crazy

  7. The good old just us system, we are do what we’re told and we do what we like, you know it won’t ever change till we stand up and pass this on to as many as possible
    Vic f Lowestoft

  8. Was it that old bastard Denning that agreed with a rapist who suggested that a ten year old girl had enticed him by wearing a short skirt?
    And didnt the tories object to the whole concept of a minimum age of consent a few years before the great war by claiming it to be a gentlemans right ride out to a villiage to take their pleasure?

  9. This absolutely beggars belief! How much lower can the ‘so called’ authorities of this Country sink. How can children consent to something that is legally banned? It seems there is no safety in this Country for anyone who is in anyway vulnerable. We do seem to be rapidly returning to the dark ages. I have said this before and sadly it looks as if I was right. To make matters even worse we are paying out huge sums of money to these so-called adjudicators to pontificate, and come to their unbelievable conclusions, and seemingly no one with any power is prepared to step in and change the situation. I do wonder why this is!

  10. So, would this suggest children as young as two or 12 being given the VOTE? I mean, if they can give an Informed consent! If a 5yr old can decide to sell their kidney to someone wealthy? Or for a 14-year-old to sexually ‘enjoy’ incest?
    This suggestion in its intent is an anathema

  11. Please, reblog, share this twisted opinion of someone that works in justice.
    I have shared this in Sweden, make it go worldwide.

  12. Hey Skwawkbox,

    The indescribable evil that some men do lives on and on and on and on. By what manner of twisted thinking and misplaced ideology does CICA concern itself with to be so destitute of love in their hearts.

    David Lidington, become a better human being and rise with honest intention to support victims of child abuse: provide a robust open transparent legal framework that prosecutes the vile and degenerate who live amongst us and support this priceless endeavour by rooting out and bringing to justice those who are hidden and secreted from public view by wealth and power.

    The public demand you act quickly and positively, and with both great respect and great regard demonstrate integrity as a Minister of Justice. We dare you not to follow public opinion, to do otherwise and make a mockery of the law and governance of it.

    Thanks Swawkbox for reporting on this. By the way, I notice the number of followers on this site is growing by the hour! Awesome…must be the good reporting.

    Namaste 🙂


  13. Paedaphiles justify their aborrant views and actions by telling themselves that children and give consent to enjoy sex with adults.
    Perverted and wrong of course.
    So where is the justice in the ministry of justice siding with paedaphiles?
    Speaks absolute volumes.

  14. Its not about consent ffs its all about INFORMED consent. Which vulnerable people inc childred cant give of course.

  15. So if i was knocked down by a car and seriously injured would i not receive compensation because i consented to be run over because i crossed a road ??? This country is becoming more ridiculous everyday it seems, pay these children what they are owed.

  16. These are children, and cannot protect themselves , three years ago I said this Goverment was out of Control, it seems as if I have been right.
    This action must be overthrown , and be changed.

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