Seeking Redress

The Anglican Diocese of Grafton will  become a participating organisation in the National Redress Scheme set up under Commonwealth Government legislation. Those who would be seeking redress from the Anglican Diocese of Grafton are advised to explore their rights under the National Redress Scheme. 

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.

The Anglican Church of Australia regards abuse particularly sexual abuse as a serious matter and over the past few years the Church has strengthened its policies and procedures that are followed when misconduct is reported.

The Anglican Diocese of Grafton is committed to supporting and seeking justice for victims of sexual abuse in our community and has set up a scheme of redress for victims. The scheme seeks to promote healing and avoid the trauma of legal challenges and avoids the need to provide high standards of evidence.

There are three major elements to our scheme of redress, being:

1. Monetary payments up to $75,000

2. Professional and independent counselling

3. Apology and (if desired) meeting with the Bishop or another senior representative of the church institution

If you wish to know more about redress please contact the Acting Professional Standards Director on 1800 370 757 

or by email to: dps@graftondiocese.org.au