The number of institutions agreeing to participate in the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse continues to grow.
As of 8 June 2018, the following institutions have signed up to the Scheme, making survivors who were abused in their settings eligible to apply to the Scheme set to commence in July 2018:
- Governments: all State and Territory Governments, including the Commonwealth Government, except for Western Australia;
- Non-government organisations: the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, the Salvation Army, the Uniting Church, Scouts Australia and the YMCA.
It is understood that the Government of Western Australia will confirm that it will sign up to the Scheme after its Cabinet meeting today.
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Turner Freeman Lawyers provides specialist legal advice to survivors of abuse on the difference between a ‘redress’ claim and a ‘personal injury’ claim. We encourage all survivors to receive legal advice on whether they should accept a payment under the proposed National Redress Scheme.