Royal Commission calls for submissions on redress schemes

23 April 2014

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released an issues paper on the effectiveness of redress schemes in relation to child sexual abuse in institutions.

Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines said Issues Paper 6 inquired into what institutions and governments should do to ensure justice for survivors of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions through the provision of redress.

“Redress schemes in Australia have taken various forms, including financial compensation, provision of services, recognition and apologies,” Ms Dines said.

“The Royal Commission is required under its terms of reference to consider the role of redress in addressing and alleviating the impact of child sexual abuse.  This is a very important part of the Royal Commission’s inquiries.

“The Royal Commission is seeking submissions from interested individuals, government and non-government organisations on the matters raised in Issues Paper 6.

“We particularly welcome submissions from those who have been involved in redress schemes in relation to child sexual abuse in institutions, either as participants or administrators.”

Organisations and individuals wishing to respond to Issues Paper 6 have until Monday 2 June 2014 to lodge a submission.

Visit our submissions page for more information on Issues Paper 6 or to lodge a submission.

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Read the issues paper.

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