Campaign update – survivor Alissa Moore in Parliament

Alissa Moore, a rape survivor we are working with in our campaign for compensation got her MP Iain Stewart to raise the issues in Parliament on 23 Nov. WAR was quoted and thanked for our work. Alissa was raped from aged 7-15 by her father, yet she was refused compensation because they lived in the same house (known as the ‘same roof rule’). We urged the MP to make a broader case about victims turned down under other bad rules – and he did speak about victims with criminal records and children deemed to have consented – which is a victory!

Read the speech by the MP and the government reply here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-11-23/debates/C81A68B2-0DD4-43B8-8F9A-BEF49B6373FA/SameRoofRuleFamilialSexualAbuseCases

For other legal challenges and campaigning to change the Same Roof Rule, see work by lawyer Andrew Perriman at Teesside Law Clinic.