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About THE ROYAL COMMISSION

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was an inquiry set up by the Australian Government in January 2013.  The Commission was tasked with investigating where systems have failed to protect children and have made findings and recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual assault in institutions. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse 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 Commission’s final report was provided to the Governor General on 15 December 2017. The National Redress Scheme has been created in response to the recommendations from this report.

Bravehearts is a Redress Support Service provider. We offer free and confidential support to anyone considering applying to the National Redress Scheme.

Bravehearts can provide more information about the Scheme and who can apply. We can also help you decide whether you want apply, fill out the form and support you throughout the process. You can contact Bravehearts toll-free on 1800 272 831 Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm AEST.

For more information about the National Redress Scheme, visit nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.