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National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme 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.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and its portfolio agencies and bodies are part of the Scheme, so people can access redress where they were abused at institutions that were run by the Commonwealth.

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

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