The National Redress Scheme (NRS) was recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It was set up to acknowledge the harm done to people who have experienced child sexual abuse while in care.
The NRS can provide three things:
- a personal response or apology
- a payment of money
Link Up (NSW) have been supporting Aboriginal people on their healing journeys for over 40 years. We support survivors of child sexual abuse, who are thinking about making an application to the NRS.
- have a yarn with you about what happened.
- provide you with counselling on this journey.
- provide you with information about the NRS and the different paths you can take.
- help you fill out the NRS application form.
- assist you with getting access to your records.
- link you up with other services or legal advice.
- act as your ‘assistance nominee’
You can apply to the NRS if:
- you have experienced institutional child sexual abuse before 1 July 2018.
- you are over 18 years old or turned 18 before 30 June 2028.
- the institution responsible for the sexual abuse has become part of the Scheme.
You have until 30 June 2027 to make an application.
To make contact for Redress for further information either call the office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org