National Redress Scheme
KSGAC helps people with applications and counselling support
The National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutionalised child sexual abuse is now underway. KSGAC helps people with confidential applications for redress and can also provide counselling support.
Together the Scheme and KSGAC will support you if you were sexually abused: as a child and while an institution was responsible for your safety.
The National Redress Scheme offers a financial component of up to $150,000, a Direct Personal Response from the institution if you would like one, and an additional payment of $5,000 for counselling.
KSGAC Redress team can help people who live in the Shire of Broome with Redress support, which also includes the communities of Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and Ardyaloon.
As from Jul 1st 2021, KSGAC can also offer redress support to people right across the West Kimberley, and we are taking contact details now for appointments from this time from people in Derby and Fitzroy areas.
What we do;
- Provide information about the National Redress Scheme and how it works. We can sit and have a yarn, and you can choose not to go any further if you don’t want to.
- Help you work out if you are eligible for Redress.
- Let you know what your choices are for accessing the National Redress Scheme so you can make a decision about telling your story.
- Help you tell your story about your experiences and how events from when you were a child have affected your life now.
- KSGAC will support you before, during and after you apply for Redress, providing practical and emotional support throughout the referral process which can include legal advice and financial counselling.
You can contact the KSGAC Redress team by calling KSGAC’s FREECALL number on 1800 830 338 or reception on 9193 6502. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to request a call back if you prefer, and KSGAC Redress worker will be in contact with you. Alternatively you may like to walk into either of our offices at 28 Barker St or 29 Hunter Street, Broome.
Those who need immediate counselling assistance can contact: