The man in this case was rejected compensation on the basis that he had an unspent conviction.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority scheme excludes awards of compensation if an applicant has an unspent conviction, which resulted in a custodial or community service sentence.
Unlike some of the other recently publicised cases, there have been no prosecutions arising out of the physical or sexual abuse at Stanhope Castle. This meant that many of the cases were not progressed against the local authorities to whom Stanhope Castle’s liabilities were transferred due to lack of evidence, and the only recourse was by way of CICA application. This may not be the case in relation to other institutions.