For people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse
The Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc. (CASV) is funded to support women to access the National Redress Scheme (NRS). We provide free counselling, information and support to anyone considering applying to the Scheme. We also provide practical assistance in completing the application forms and can act as a nominee.
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. The National Redress Scheme can provide three things:
- access to counselling;
- a Redress 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. For more information, visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.
The CASV can provide more information about the Scheme and who can apply. We can connect you with free legal and financial support services so you know your options. We will support you throughout the process.
If you would like support from the CASV to access the Scheme, please contact 07 3808 3299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For people who are applying for the National Redress Scheme
For people going through the NRS we understand that this journey can be quite challenging, lengthy and emotional. It is important that we take care of ourselves in this journey. Coping with the Impacts of Trauma was developed by The Healing Foundation to provide some practical tips for people affected by trauma to get through the experience. The Blue Knot Foundation also have information on Self Care for Survivors.