National Redress Scheme

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 Royal Commission’s findings and the parameters of the National Redress Scheme bear witness to the long-lasting, deep pain caused when organisations and institutions fail to respond to child sexual abuse.

We are also supportive of the work and the purpose of the National Redress Scheme. Our application to opt-in to the Scheme has been submitted.  

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.

We believe the model established for redress takes into account a range of mechanisms to provide justice and support to survivors of abuse. In particular, the provisions for survivors to access therapeutic counselling and psychological care as needed throughout their lives are vital, reflecting the often life-long impacts of sexual abuse.

Churches of Christ in Queensland is committed to our ongoing involvement in and support of the National Redress Scheme.

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

 

Posted March 1, 2019 in Advocacy