Apologise Now

WE UNDERSTAND

that for most of our clients, a claim for childhood abuse is more than just a claim for compensation. It is about seeking closure, through recognition and acknowledgement of the wrong done.

 

WE KNOW

that our clients are driven more by the need to heal than by financial recompense because they will often have experienced a violation of their dignity and betrayal of trust, which leads to complex emotional and psychological injuries.

     

WE ALL RECOGNISE

the value of an apology; there is a general societal expectation that the wrongdoer should, at the very least, apologise to those who are harmed by his actions and a failure to apologise in those circumstances is objectively insulting.

 

WE BELIEVE

that victims of child abuse deserve an apology for the heinous crimes committed against them because an apology is a moral act which demonstrates respect for the victims.

     

WE DEPLORE

the fact that there is currently no legal requirement for a defendant to offer an apology in abuse claims. Whether an apology is given rests very much on the “goodwill” of the defendant and if a request for an apology is denied, there is not much we can do to overcome that refusal.

 

WE SUBMIT

that an apology is an integral part of abuse claims because of the invaluable role it can play in the healing process, by addressing the very personal nature of the harm suffered by the victims and affirming that they did not do anything wrong.

 

WE WANT

an apology, from the abusers and/or their employers, for the harm and hurt their actions have caused to their victims. This is why the law must change.

 

WE VALUE

your support and ask you to promote our campaign to ensure this basic right and respect is no longer denied to the victims of child abuse. To help us achieve this goal, tweet us @BoltBurdonKemp #ApologiseNow

 

If you would like to make a claim, then contact our team online or on 0203 8135 161 free of charge and confidentially.

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