National Redress Scheme

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BUSHkids – the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – has committed
to join the National Redress Scheme (NRS).

BUSHkids is currently working with the Commonwealth Department of Social Services
in the administrative processes required to be formally declared as a Participating Institution
before 31 December 2020.

The Scheme was established in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses
to Child Sexual Abuse. It offers acknowledgement and support to people born before 30 June 2010,
who experienced institutional child sexual abuse before 1 July 2018
and who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The Scheme offers three components of Redress: access to counselling, a Redress payment,
and acknowledgement and recognition, for those who want it, through
a direct personal response from the institution responsible for the abuse.
It is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts

Redress at BUSHkids

The safety of children in our care is our highest priority. We will not tolerate abuse of any kind.

Our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of children is why we are joining the Scheme.

It means that people who suffered harm in the care of this organisation can apply for Redress.

For BUSHkids enquiries, please email our team at:  redressinfo@bushkids.org.au

This web page will be updated as key milestones are reached.

National CSO Principles

BUSHkids is compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (CSO) in: fostering an organisational culture, adopting strategies and taking action in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

View the 10 CSO Principles
(1 page 536kb PDF)
and BUSHkids’ statement of Children’s Rights and Responsibilities
(1 page 134kb PDF) here.

More NRS information

If you have questions about eligibility for Redress, visit the National Redress Scheme website – www.nationalredress.gov.au – or call the National Redress Scheme on 1800 737 377

Free and confidential support services are available from the Scheme throughout the process. These can help explain the application process and who can apply.

The Scheme also provides access to practical and emotional support, legal advice, and financial counselling.

Find out more at:
www.nationalredress.gov.au/support