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Trying to find support to attend a CICA tribunal hearing

themagpiethemagpie Posts: 5Member Listener
edited February 5 in Disabled people
Hello Community, I am trying to find support to attend a CICA tribunal hearing in East London on Thursday. I have my partner but I am told that he may have to leave the hearing as he is the only witness to the assault. Police refused to take statements for all others who wanted to give witness statements. Police now saying they have no evidence of any assault (there were two physical and verbal assaults) and they gave key man a Caution but said they would not want to take it to court as "they might not believe you and he is a man of upstanding position in the community and you are just a woman". I have called about 7 or 8 legal and disability groups today to ask for help and each has told me of another to try a different group. Victim support said someone would get back to me in a couple of weeks, even though I have been waiting almost 2 years. We do have to be stronger than other people dont we? :)

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  • themagpiethemagpie Posts: 5Member Listener
    ok re-found this one now - but where are the other 3 posts - all rather complicated - why aren't they in same place? Is anybody out there?
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @themagpie ;

    Welcome to the community. 

    Thank you for sharing this and sorry to hear you are having issues with your posts. Do you know which category you posted in?

    I am sorry to hear about what you have been going through, this must have been really difficult for you  Hopefully some of our members will be able to advise you soon.
  • themagpiethemagpie Posts: 5Member Listener
    Thank you - didn't realise there were categories - a message box just appeared so I wrote the one above - then another popped up where I asked where first had gone - then another asking how to find out if anyone replied - doesn't matter - your message came through - but still wondering where the people are who run this?
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @themagpie ;

    You're welcome. Oh I see, sorry about that. Happy you got my reply.

    You may find our Guide to Scope's online community useful.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,569Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @themagpie
    Im not sure where you are posting as this is the only discussion you have started.

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  • themagpiethemagpie Posts: 5Member Listener
    I am just looking for someone who works for Scope to help me - didn't really want a discussion. I was told that Scope would be able to help me but we are running out of time
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @themagpie ;

    Thanks for letting us know. Please contact our free helpline  0808 800 3333 who may be able to help with this.
  • themagpiethemagpie Posts: 5Member Listener
    Thanks - this most useful x
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    You're welcome @themagpie , all the best on Thursday. Please keep us updated or if you need further help. :)
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