APPLICATION SUBMITTED FOR NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME

On behalf of our four schools, the PMSA last week completed all the relevant documentation to become a part of the Federal Government’s National Redress Scheme. We look forward to this being processed very soon.

Since we committed to join the Scheme in November 2018, our Group Office staff have been preparing the necessary documents and information and have undertaken training to effectively deliver and administer the Scheme.

While our documentation is being processed and we await being formally recognised as a part of the Scheme, we will be developing our internal documents and processes to facilitate the Scheme. As soon as we are formally recognised, we will communicate how you can make an application both online and in paper form.

You can make an application for redress at any time, but applications cannot be assessed until we are formally participating in the 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, and is an acknowledgement by the Australian Government and participating institutions that sexual abuse suffered by children in institutional settings was wrong, a betrayal of trust, and should never have happened.

The Scheme helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a monetary payment. Redress is an alternative to civil litigation.

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

For more information, visit www.nationalredress.gov.au, call the National Redress Scheme line on 1800 737 377 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm local time) or contact the PMSA Group Office on 07 3371 0709.