National Redress Scheme

The Northern Territory Government has made a commitment to join the 10 year National Redress Scheme for victims of historical child sexual abuse in Northern Territory institutions. It is estimated that the scheme will provide support to around 1,000 survivors in the Northern Territory. The National Redress Scheme will begin on 1 July 2018.

This Scheme will acknowledge the harm caused, and support people who have experienced child sexual abuse in an institution to positively move forward.

The Scheme will provide psychological counselling, a direct personal response and a monetary payment for eligible survivors.

Northern Territory Redress Coordination Team

The NT Redress Coordination Team will support the National Redress Scheme by providing psychological counselling and facilitating a direct personal response for eligible survivors.

Psychological counselling services

The NT Redress Coordination Team are engaging with counselling service providers from across the Northern Territory to ensure survivors will have access to high quality counselling services wherever they are located, that have an understanding of the effects of institutional child sexual abuse and are able to provide trauma informed care.

Direct personal responses

The NT Redress Coordination Team assists survivors who elect to engage in a direct personal response with the NT institution responsible for the trauma they have experienced. The Team will work with the survivors and the institution to ensure that survivors receive a Direct Personal Response that best meets their needs.

Survivors seeking information

Applications for the Redress Scheme are made through the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.  For more information about how to apply for the Redress Scheme go to the National Redress Scheme Website.

Support services made available as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are available to assist people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.  Contact details for these support services can be found on the Department of Social Services’ website.

The freedom of information process is available for those seeking their personal information from NT Government Institutions. Details about how to access your personal records can be found on the Freedom of Information website.

Last updated: 01 July 2018