[Scouts 1] KCR v Scout Association High Court 18th March 2016

cathy fox blog on child abuse

This action by a survivor (anonymised as KCR) is against the Scout Association. There will also be 8 scout related court appeals published over the next few days, but not connected with this case.

This case involved abuse by David Hopkins (“Hopkins”) a Cub Scout Group Leader, whilst he was a member of the 3rd Hawkinge Scout Group. The abuse took place in the 1980s and was on an 8 year old. Hopkins was a serial child abuser.

Scout Association had admitted vicarious liability and so it was just the size of award to be determined, but there does not appear to be one. This is just my opinion, anyone with more knowledge of the law please comment.

The claimant, KCR despite having his whole life raked over in detail “has this said about him by the Judge “The claimant has come to believe that all the adverse effects…

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