National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

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It was 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.

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

The Department of Education has committed to join the Scheme, so people can access redress.

For more information, you can visit the National Redress Scheme website or call the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.

Where do I get support?

Support services are available to help people understand the scheme and complete their application. A list of support services is available on the National Redress Scheme website.

Those who need immediate assistance can contact:

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Lifeline 13 11 14

1800 Respect 1800 737 732

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Mensline 1300 789 978

In an emergency call Triple Zero 000