Social differences – NRS

Although some other Support Groups are opting for a non-digital form of entry of their National Redress Scheme data, I actually prefer this method. Along with the guiding readings that appear throughout each phase, it also gives the Applicants ongoing chances to ‘Save & come back later’ – encouraging regular breaks. After my longest entry, I was taking days to get my head around the effect. But, thankfully I did. I encourage anyone who’s been effected by ChildSexualAbuse to put their details into these NRS Applications!

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Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that children in institutional care are safe and protected from abuse.

On 13 June 2018, the Australian Government tabled its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Australian Government Response acknowledges the courage of the survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and supporters as well as the work of the Royal Commission in helping to create changes to ensure that children are protected from child abuse in all institutions now and in the future.

The full version and individual chapters are available to download below:

• Australian Government Response – Introduction [PDF 380KB]

• Australian Government Response – Introduction [DOCX 136KB]

• Part one: Final Report Response [PDF 852KB]

• Part one: Final Report Response [DOCX 205KB]

• Part two: Working With Children Checks Report Response [PDF 380KB]

• Part two: Working With Children Checks Report Response [DOCX 131KB]

• Part three: Criminal Justice Report Response [PDF 565KB]

• Part three: Criminal Justice Report Response [DOCX 168KB]

• Part four: Redress and Civil Litigation Report Response [PDF 292KB]

• Part four: Redress and Civil Litigation Report Response [DOCX 137KB]

• Fact sheet [PDF 193KB]

• Fact sheet [DOCX 112KB]

In December 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report made 409 recommendations. The Australian Government is addressing each of these recommendations in partnership with state and territory governments.

More information about the Australian Government’s response is available on the following pages:

• Role of Australian Government agencies

• Role of states and territories

• Role of institutions

• Support services

To obtain a hard-copy of the Australian Government Response, please contact the CARCImplementationTaskforce@ag.gov.au and include your postal address with your message.

(Retrieved from https://www.ag.gov.au/carcresponse)

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

Translating and Interpretation Services are available for the National Redress Scheme. For more info, https://www.tisnational.gov.au/ has further details. Contact TIS National, Support Groups or Message us now.

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) provides access to phone and on-site interpreting services in over 150 languages.
— Read on www.tisnational.gov.au/

Western Australian Government to join the Scheme

The National Redress Scheme welcomes the formal announcement that the Western Australian Government will participate in the Scheme.

This significant announcement means that the Scheme will be truly national, now that every state and territory government has agreed to participate. This achieves one of the Royal Commission’s central recommendations to establish a single national redress scheme to deliver justice for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

This commitment means people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Western Australian Government institutions will also be able to access redress. It will also allow non-government organisations to provide redress for abuse which occurred in Western Australia.

Six major churches and charities have also agreed to join the Scheme– the Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Uniting Church, The Salvation Army, YMCA and Scouts Australia.

Western Australia will need to pass legislation in order to participate, which may happen early next year, but people can still apply from 1 July 2018.

The National Redress Scheme will commence on 1 July 2018. Applications can be submitted online, or in paper form.

Where do I get support?

Support services made available as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are available to assist people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Contact details for these support services can be found on the Department of Social Services’ website.

For more information about the National Redress Scheme, see www.dss.gov.au/redress, or contact the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 146 713.

Those who need immediate assistance can contact:

• Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

• Lifeline 13 11 14

• 1800 Respect 1800 737 732

• Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

• Mensline 1300 78 99 78

• In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)

Legislation passed for the National Redress Scheme

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Parliament has passed legislation for the National Redress Scheme. This has paved the way for the Scheme to commence as planned on 1 July 2018.

The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 was passed on 19 June 2018 and received Royal Assent on 22 June 2018.

This significant milestone is the product of the extensive work of support groups, advocates and people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

Applications can be submitted from 1 July 2018 and people can apply online or by paper form.

Where do I get support?

Support services made available as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are available to assist people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Contact details for these support services can be found on the Department of Social Services’ website.

For more information about the National Redress Scheme, see www.dss.gov.au/redress, or contact the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 146 713.

Those who need immediate assistance can contact:

• Lifeline on 13 11 14

• 1800Respect on 1800 737 732

• MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

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National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse | Department of Social Services, Australian Government

For more information please call the National Redress Information Line – 1800 146 713

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The Redress Scheme is a new government program. It will provide support to people who were sexually abused as children while in the care of an institution.

The plan to have a Redress Scheme came from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is one way the government is working to acknowledge and help people who experienced child sexual abuse.

Subject to the passage of legislation, the Scheme will start on 1 July 2018, and will run for 10 years.

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