In response to the recommendations contained in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the National Redress Scheme was created.
Since 1 July 2018 survivors of child sexual abuse which occurred in Commonwealth institutional settings have had the ability to lodge applications to the Commonwealth National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
This scheme provides eligible applicants with up to $150 000, the opportunity to access counselling and other services, and the opportunity for a direct response from the relevant institution on request.
The scheme has been set up to run for 10 years.
For information on the National Redress Scheme, contact 1800 737 377.
Further information about the scheme, including who can apply, how to apply, and information on support services available, can be found on the National Redress Scheme Website.
Additional information about the scheme can also be viewed on the Department of Social Services Website.
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