The National Redress Scheme was set up by the Australian Government in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It’s an alternative to seeking compensation or damages through the courts and is for any person who was sexually abused as a child by a person employed by an institution before July 2018.
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) needed help sharing information about the National Redress Scheme and the free support that they can offer to children and young people with disability who wish to apply for the Scheme.
The Information Access Group supported CYDA by converting the National Redress Scheme content on the organisation’s website into Easy Read. This document will help people who have been sexually abused as children by a person employed at an institution, better understand the National Redress Scheme and the compensation and assistance they may be entitled to.
You can see the Easy Read version on the CYDA website.