The Australian Christian Churches (ACC) announces its intent to opt into the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
We already have a well established single legal entity that has been working with the National Redress Scheme as part of the consultation process to date, and will continue to work with the scheme with the objective of entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable all our churches, schools and ministries to opt in via this entity.
The National Redress Scheme starts on 1 July 2018 and provides support for people who were sexually abused as children while in the care of an institution. We encourage anyone who has experienced child sexual abuse in an institution to contact the National Redress Scheme on – 1800 73 377. More information can be found on nationalredress.gov.au.