Australian Royal Commission

National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme will provide support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

This Scheme:

  • acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions
  • holds institutions accountable for this abuse, and
  • helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling and psychological services, a direct personal response, and a monetary payment.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/


Applications for the National Redress Scheme can be made from 1 July 2018.

You can choose to apply if you:

  • experienced institutional child sexual abuse before 1 July 2018, and
  • are aged over 18 or will turn 18 before 30 June 2028, and
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and
  • are applying about an institution that has joined the National Redress Scheme, and
  • apply between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2027.

https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/applying


2017 Australian Royal Commission – Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse

 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Reveal USA – 18th May 2107

News.com.au Australia – 16th March 2017

ABC Australia – 12th March 2017

The Guardian UK – 10th March 2017

The Washington Post USA – 28th November 2016

CNN – 28th July 2015