Beware of the National Redress Scheme as it may not be your best option.
We are helping people with National Redress Scheme claims and also with civil claims.
The National Redress Scheme is a new government program that became operative on 1 July 2018. It provides modest support to people who were sexually abused as children while in the care of an institution.
However, the National Redress Scheme is a place of last resort for survivors of sexual abuse. This is particularly the case as some critical details within the scheme seriously disadvantage some survivors.
DO NOT MAKE A CLAIM WITHOUT FIRST SEEKING LEGAL ADVICE ON YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS.
If you accept a National Redress Scheme payment it WILL effect your civil rights (your rights under the general law). In some instances, existing civil rights mean some survivors can claim much higher amounts outside of the National Redress Scheme without the need to go to court.
Make sure you know your rights under BOTH before you decide what is best for you.