National Redress Support Service:
The More I Talk the Stronger I Get
What is the National Redress Scheme?
The National Redress Scheme has been created in response to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Royal Commission listened to thousands of people about the abuse they experienced as children. The abuse happened in orphanages, Children’s Homes, schools, churches and other religious organisations, sports clubs, hospitals, foster care and other institutions.
The Scheme can provide:
- Access to counselling
- A Redress payment
- A direct personal response from the institution
What we do:
The Redress Support Service (RSS) is a free service providing support, counselling and limited case management to those considering applying to the National Redress Scheme (NRS). Our service is committed to providing individualised, nonjudgmental, respectful, confidential and culturally appropriate support in a safe environment.
We can support you to:
KBHAC is a Redress Support Service provider. We offer culturally safe, respectful, confidential, face to face and telephone support to any survivor residing in NSW and considering applying to the National Redress Scheme.
KBHAC National Redress Scheme Support includes:
A consistent KBHAC support worker who can:
- Help you to understand the scheme and if you are eligible
- Assist you with filling out the application form,
- Assist you in getting relevant paperwork, documents, and accessing State Care records
- Prioritise your needs and wellbeing, support you and your family through the process, and help you to access therapeutic & social groups
- Refer you to free specialist legal & financial support services where needed