Limitation law in child sexual abuse cases

Closes 10 Jul 2024

Opened 15 May 2024

Overview

This consultation paper seeks views on options for the reform of the law of limitation in child sexual abuse cases in England and Wales.

Specifically, it considers the recommendation by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse ('the Inquiry') on limitation law.

It also examines the law of limitation in child sexual abuse cases in other jurisdictions examined by the Inquiry and seeks views on options, other than removal of the limitation period, for reform of limitation law in child sexual abuse cases.

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Audiences

  • Citizens
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Victims
  • Legal professional bodies
  • Family lawyers

Interests

  • Courts
  • Criminal justice
  • Access to justice
  • Family justice