Free, confidential and compassionate support for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse prior to 2018.
- Your first contact could be by phone, in person, email or online form. On contacting TASC you will be introduced to our intake team who will walk you through the eligibility criteria and take your personal details in line with Privacy Legislation Principles.
- At each step your TASC Case Worker will be there to provide support, information and advice based on your circumstances.
- You are able to make an informed choice to progress or pause your redress application at any stage over the duration of the Scheme.
- This is a confidential service so we will not share your personal information outside of TASC and the Scheme.
Your Case Worker will start assisting you through the application process and keep you up to date on any developments as they happen.
TASC Case Workers provide person-centred practical and emotional support throughout the process and can assist with advocacy and referrals to other appropriate supports.
Redress applicants have until 30 June 2027 to lodge their applications.
About the service
TASC’s Redress Support Service is for anybody in Toowoomba and south west Queensland who has experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
Some eligibility requirements apply, however if we are unable to help you, we will endeavour to link you with a service who can.
Our Case Workers will be dedicated solely to helping people engage with the Scheme.
Our heartfelt aim is to provide a compassionate and trauma informed support service for people impacted by child sexual abuse.
The National Redress Scheme (‘the Scheme’) was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Commission estimated over 60,000 people have experienced institutional abuse in Australia.
The Scheme is an important step in gaining recognition, acknowledgement and support for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse, and in holding institutions accountable.
The Scheme began on 1 July 2018 and people can apply until 30 June 2027.
More information is available directly from the Scheme by visiting www.nationalredress.gov.au or phoning 1800 737 377.
TASC National offers free, confidential support for people seeking to learn more or engage with the Scheme.
- Access to counselling
- A monetary payment
- A direct personal response such as an apology from the institution or institutions responsible
It’s your choice whether you want to receive all or some of these components.
Institutions can include, but are not limited to:
- Religious organisations, such as churches, mosques and temples
- Church and/or government run missions and reserves
- Sporting clubs
- Childcare centres or facilities
- Children’s homes, foster care, kinship or respite care that is provided on behalf of an organisation
- Other organisations in the community
You can apply to the National Redress Scheme if:
- You experienced sexual abuse when you were a child (under 18 years of age), and
- The abuse happened before 1 July 2018, and
- An institution was responsible for bringing you into contact with the person who abused you, and
- You were born before 30 June 2010, and
- At the time you apply, you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.
Redress Support Services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services