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Quakers Are Joining the National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme provides 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.

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

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has committed to join the National Redress Scheme so people can access redress. We will update this as arrangements are finalised.

Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime and we acknowledge its terrible impact. As a caring community, we are determined to ensure that there is an accessible, compassionate and confidential resolution process for anyone impacted by child sexual abuse. 

Caring for our children, fostering their growth and development, protecting them from harm, is the most sacred thing - the most worshipful thing – that we as human beings can do. To neglect, injure or exploit children is the greatest dereliction of our part, humanity’s place, in creation. This we can say, 4.7

For more information on the National Redress Scheme, visit http://www.nationalredress.gov.au or call 1800 737 377.

Last modified: 
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 4:02pm