National redress scheme explained

Pat Griffiths
Social Services Minister Dan Tehan hopes WA will join the National Redress Scheme soon

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME?

The national scheme delivers on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

It provides access to counselling, a direct personal response from the institution and a monetary payment to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

WHO HAS SIGNED UP?

* Every state and territory except for Western Australia.

* The Catholic Church: "We support the royal commission's recommendation for a national redress scheme, administered by the Commonwealth." - Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

* The Anglican Church: "We think this will be a very important part of the process for the healing of survivors of abuse." - Bishop Stephen Pickard.

* The YMCA: "We can't change the past for survivors, but we can change their future," YMCA Australia chief executive Melinda Crole.

* The Salvation Army: "We acknowledge that past practices and procedures led, in many cases, to the failure of the protection of children." - Major Brad Halse.

- The Scouts: "Scouts Australia is committed to ensuring that all survivors of child sexual abuse have access to the national redress scheme." Chief commissioner Neville Tomkins.

WHO IS HOLDING OUT?

* Western Australia: "My hope is that Western Australia will sign up in the next couple of weeks. We have reached an agreement... They have internal processes that they have to deal with." - Social Services Minister Dan Tehan.

* Other organisations covering 20 per cent of survivors.