National Redress Scheme

Royal Far West is a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme (NRS)
What is the NRS?

The NRS 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 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.

Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts. The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

The NRS can provide redress in three ways: access to counselling; a payment; and a direct personal apology.

 

Redress at Royal Far West

Our commitment to the Scheme means that people who make an application that they suffered harm in our care can apply for redress. The NRS has a strict process for redress applications and determinations are made by an independent decision maker.

We will not tolerate abuse of any kind and the safety of children in our care is of paramount importance. As part of our commitment to child safe practices, we have developed Child Safe Principles, in line with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. These Principles apply across all our staff and are integral to our work every day, to help improve the lives of country kids.

 

Where to go for more information

Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available from the Scheme throughout the process. They can help explain the Scheme and who can apply. They can also provide practical and emotional support, legal advice, and financial counselling.

 

For further information regarding redress at Royal Far West, contact our team at redress@royalfarwest.org.au

For more information, visit the National Redress Scheme website or call the National Redress Scheme line on 1800 737 377.