National Redress Scheme
Royal Far West is a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme (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