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.
The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has committed to join the Scheme, so people can access redress.
Where do I get support?
Support services are available to help people understand the scheme and complete their application. A list of support services is available on the National Redress Scheme website.
Those who need immediate assistance can contact: