What is it?

drummond street services is a Redress Support Service provider. We offer free and confidential support to anyone considering applying to the National Redress Scheme.

The National Redress Scheme offers acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
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.

Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts.

Our service can assist in the process of making an application, and provide practical and emotional support including:

  • Supportive counselling
  • Information
  • Support throughout the Redress application process.
  • On going support for those waiting an offer from the National Redress Scheme.
  • Support for families, carers and loved ones.
  • Peer support and recovery groups.
  • Connections and referrals to support from other services, including free legal and financial counselling services

The National Redress Scheme will offer three components of redress:

  • access to counselling and psychological care;
  • a monetary payment; and
  • acknowledgement and recognition, for those who want it, through a direct personal response from the institution responsible for the abuse.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years. drummond street services can provide more information about the Scheme and who can apply.

It’s a person’s choice about whether they want to receive all or some of the components. We can support you to make your decision whether you want to apply, and provide assistance with filling out the application form and support you throughout the process.

If you need more information about the National Redress Scheme please visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or phone them on 1800 737 377

Who is it for?

People who experienced child sexual abuse (under the age of 18 years) in institutions and those affected by the process of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.