What you should do before you are able to make a sexual abuse/assault claim
You would not need to wait for the outcome of a court case before submitting an application.
The sexual abuse/ assault must be reported to the police as soon as possible. If the sexual abuse/ assault was not reported at the time you must put forward your reasons for reporting the matter at a later stage.
It is advisable that medical treatment is also sought where possible/ necessary, particularly in instances where the abuse has caused some psychological injury. Conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety are all injuries that are a common result of sexual abuse/ assault.