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Scouts Australia and the National Redress Scheme

Since Prime Minister Gillard announced the national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2012, Scouts Australia has willingly participated in this important national inquiry. Scouts Australia is wholly supportive of the Royal Commission’s findings and recommendations, and the National Redress Scheme.

Redress is an essential process for all applicants (survivors) to have access to, and for this reason Scouts Australia has ‘opted in’ and is a full participant in the National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.  The Scheme will be managed by the Commonwealth Government.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018, and will run for 10 years.

The National Redress Scheme is made up of three components:

  • access to counselling and psychological care
  • a direct personal response – such as an apology from the responsible institution(s) for applicants (survivors) who want it;
  • a monetary payment.

To Make a Claim

If you wish to make a claim with the National Redress Scheme about Scouts Australia please make contact with the National Redress Scheme via their website www.nationalredress.gov.au or by calling the free National Redress Information Line – 1800 737 377 – Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time (excluding public holidays).

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