Created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.
Redress may be an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts. The National Redress Scheme can provide three things:
1. Access to counselling;
2. A payment; and
3. A direct personal response from the institution (e.g. an apology) for people
who want one.
The scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.
In Good Faith Foundation can provide more information about the Scheme and who can apply. We can also help you decide whether you want to apply, fill out the form and support you throughout the process.
We can connect you with free (legal or community based) and financial support services to so you know your options.
For more information, visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress information line on 1800 737 377