Jimmy Savile Abuse Compensation Scheme Launched

National Newspaper Adverts Used To Outline Key Information For Victims

22.04.2014

Adverts outlining how victims who suffered abuse at the hands of the late television personality Jimmy Savile can gain justice regarding the problems, have been published in national newspapers.

The adverts, which are also featured in newspapers on the Channel Islands, outline key information regarding the compensation scheme set up following the High Court’s approval in February which will see capped payments of up to £60,000 provided to victims.

Around 140 people have come forward claiming to be victims of the former presenter, with a Metropolitan Police inquiry also recording more than 200 sexual offences by the star.

The scheme, which is operated with the involvement of several law firms, is expected to be open for claims for the next 12 months.

Our child abuse solicitors are committed to pursuing cases to the best possible outcome, without causing any additional psychological trauma to those affected. Call 0370 1500 100 to talk confidentially to someone about making a claim or visit our Abuse & Criminal Injury Claims page for more information.

Expert Opinion
The shocking revelations which emerged regarding Savile, and the subsequent investigations that they led to, have placed a massive spotlight on the issue of child abuse.

"Throughout all of this, it has been hugely important that the needs of victims come first – particularly in ensuring that those affected by the abuse have been able to get the support they need to come to terms with their experiences and move forward with their lives.

"This scheme has been created to hopefully ensure that the process of getting justice regarding these issues is straightforward for all of those affected and we are pleased to be providing our support to it.

"Through our work we have seen the huge long-term implications that abuse can have on victims, often leaving them with psychological scars from which they never fully recover. The funds available through this scheme will be vital to ensure they can continue to access ongoing support to come to terms with the crimes committed against them."
Tracey Storey, Partner