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Strengthening access for young people to the National Redress Scheme

The establishment of a National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) was recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is a way for organisations who have joined the Scheme to acknowledge and provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

Child Wise has developed a number of resources to help young people learn about the Scheme, as they may be eligible to apply when they turn 18. Parents, carers and professionals can also access resources to help inform young people about the Scheme and support them on their journey.


Resources for Children and Young People

Were you sexually abused as a child or young person in an institution? These resources will help you learn about and access different forms of support as part of the initiative.

I am a young person who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Resources to help you learn more about the National Redress Scheme.

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I am a young person who doesn't identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Resources to help you learn more about the National Redress Scheme.

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Resources for Parents and Carers

If your young person, or a young person in your care was sexually abused in an institution, they may be eligible for compensation under the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme). For more information, download the resources below.


Booklet

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.

Download



Resources for Professionals



Do you work with young people who may be eligible for the National Redress Scheme? For more information, download the resources below.




What is institutional child sexual abuse?


Institutional child sexual abuse is the sexual exploitation of children and young people, whilst they have been in the care of others in institutional settings, such as:

  • Residential care
  • Foster care
  • School
  • Church or church group
  • Camp
  • Sports club


What is the National Redress Scheme?


The National Redress Scheme is a response to the recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It aims to acknowledge and support people who have experience institutional child sexual abuse. 


How does the National Redress Scheme support victims of institutional child sexual abuse?

 Victims or survivors of institutional child sexual abuse may be eligible for:

  • counselling and psychological services,
  • a direct personal response from the institution(s) responsible for the abuse, for example an apology, via letter, phone or video, or where possible in person,
  • a redress payment.


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

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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