The NSW Government has opted into the National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
The Scheme can provide people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse with a monetary payment, counselling and direct personal responses from institutions.
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.
For more information about the National Redress Scheme, visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 737 377.
If your application relates to a crime that has previously been reported to police in NSW and you would like to find out your event number, this can be sought from the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Free and confidential support services are available to help people understand the Scheme and complete their application. A list of support services is available on the website.
Those who need immediate assistance can contact: