Redress Support Services
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a Redress Support Service provider. Our Redress Support Services offer free and confidential support to anyone considering applying to the National Redress Scheme.
The National Redress Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. It was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that more than 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.
Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts.
The National Redress Scheme can provide three things:
- access to counselling;
- a Redress payment; and
- a direct personal response from the institution (e.g. an apology) for people who want one.
The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.
RAV's Redress Support Services can provide more information about the National Redress Scheme and who can apply.
We can also help you decide whether you want to apply, help you fill out the form and support you throughout the process.
We can connect you with free legal advice and financial support services so you know your options.
How do I get started?
For information, support or to make an appointment, please contact us via email or by calling our dedicated National Redress Scheme number - 1800 052 674.
We will talk with you about your situation and what support you need, then refer you to the right specialist practitioner in a location that best suits you, who will provide you with ongoing support. Click here to find out more.
To learn more about the National Redress Scheme, call 1800 737 377 or visit their website.