National Redress Scheme

The Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc. (CASV) is a Redress Support Service provider. We offer free and confidential support to anyone considering applying to the National Redress Scheme.

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

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.

Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts.

The National Redress Scheme can provide three things:

  • access to counselling;
  • a payment; and
  • 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.

The CASV can provide more information about the Scheme and who can apply. We can also support you throughout the process.

We can connect you with free legal 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.