National Redress Scheme

As part of our ongoing focus on providing educational environments that are safe and supportive, St Joseph’s has entered the National Redress Scheme and has committed to providing acknowledgement, support and care for anyone impacted by sexual abuse.

The National Redress Scheme 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. It provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced such abuse and is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts.

The National Redress Scheme can provide:

  1. access to counselling
  2. a payment; and
  3. a direct personal response from the institution (e.g. an apology) for people who want it.

The scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available throughout the process. They can help explain the Scheme and who can apply.

For more information, please visit or call 1800 737 377.