Dialog Box

Support for young people who have been sexually abused in organisations

The National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) is a way for organisations who have joined the Scheme to acknowledge and provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

We want you to know, you are not responsible for what happened to you and you are not alone. Applying for the Scheme could be a positive step to overcoming trauma and healing.

Watch the video and download the resources below to find out how you can get help. 


Video

Detailed information about the Scheme and support services available.

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Poster

Download and share this poster with others who may be affected by the Scheme.

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Fact Sheet

A summary of support services available.

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Have you heard about the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse?

Many kids who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse dropped out of school because they felt bad about themselves, that it was all their fault. 

We want you to know, you are not responsible for what happened to you and you are not alone. Applying for the Scheme could be a positive step to overcoming trauma and healing.

Are you eligible to access payments and support under the rules of the National Redress Scheme?

You are eligible to receive support under the rules of National Redress Scheme if:

  • You experienced sexual abuse at an organisation (like a school, foster care home, camp, sports group, or residential unit),
  • the abuse happened before you turned 18,
  • you are an Australian Citizen or permanent resident, and
  • you will turn 18 before 30 June 2028.

You don’t have to walk this journey alone

We understand that applying for the National Redress Scheme might unearth painful memories and experiences. You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Choose a trusted adult to join you in your journey of healing. 

Call the Child Wise Redress Helpline for more information

For more information on the National Redress Scheme, please download one of our resources, or call the Child Wise Redress Helpline on 1800 99 10 99.

You are not alone, and we’re here to help. 

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