It is the law to disclose child sexual abuse and if a parent or adult in control of a child, cannot or will not, protect a child that is a crime. If that adult willfully abuses the child either physically, emotionally or both then that is a crime and should be reported to the police.
VOCAT compensation related to child sexual abuse
Children who have suffered sexual abuse, and innocent associated parties who are traumatised by the discovery of that abuse, can have a case for compensation through VOCAT if it is deemed the case applicable, the adults have reported the matter as soon as it comes to their attention, and they fully co-operate with the investigation.
This information has been compiled by Grant & Co Lawyers who are community-minded Victims of Crime Lawyers based in Melbourne who specialise in VOCAT cases. If you would like to call or have a free meeting with Grant & Co Lawyers, then please call