The National Redress Scheme was introduced in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse to provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
The Scheme commenced on 1 July 2018 and will run for a period of ten years, concluding on 30 June 2028. The Scheme acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions and holds institutions accountable for the abuse.
The Scheme provides an opportunity to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse to gain access to counselling, a direct personal response (DPR), and a Redress payment.
Direct Personal Response (DPR)
DPR is survivor led. A DPR is:
Westbourne Grammar School fully supports the National Redress Scheme and encourages anyone who has any concerns to contact the Principal via firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the National Redress Scheme directly via email@example.com or by telephone on 1800 737 377.
For more information please visit the Child Safe School page to review our Child Safe Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct.
We also encourage you to visit www.nationalredress.gov.au for further information.