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Churches of Christ in Queensland supports the Prime Minister’s apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, and the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child 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.
The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years. The Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
Churches of Christ in Queensland is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and have ‘zero tolerance’ of child abuse.
Churches of Christ in Queensland has been declared as a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme. Churches of Christ in Queensland is a group of affiliated and autonomous, mainstream Christian churches and faith-related groups located across Queensland.
Churches of Christ in Queensland has joined the scheme on behalf of its community services branches. The organisation is actively working with its affiliated churches to support them in regard to joining.