National Redress Scheme

The Anglican Diocese of Perth has confirmed it will join the National Redress Scheme.

The diocese has previously expressed its support for an independent National Redress Scheme in line with recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Anglican Diocese of Perth supports the General Synod Standing Committee’s call for the scheme, as legislated, to be truly survivor-focused and consistent with the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

The Anglican Diocese of Perth has been working with the other dioceses and organisations of the Anglican Church of Australia to establish a point of contact for the National Redress Scheme, which is in the process of being established.

The diocese introduced its own formal Redress Scheme in 2004 (Pastoral Care and Assistance Process) and has been working with survivors to provide redress in recognition for the harm that has been done.  This includes monetary payments, access to counselling and psychological care and a direct personal response in the form of an apology.

Click on the following link to find out more about the National Redress Scheme.

Apology - Monday 22 October 2018 

See here for more information on The Anglican Diocese of Perth pathways.

Emergency Contacts

If the abuse is current, please contact:

  • Child Abuse Unit on 9428 1500;
  • WA Police on 131 444;
  • Your local Police Station

If you require immediate intervention, please choose the following options:

  • Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) 9340 1828 or 1800 199 888;
  • Lifeline 13 11 14;
  • The Samaritans on 9381 5725;
  • Kids Help Line (24hr) on 1800 55 1800;
  • Crisis Care on 9223 1111 (Perth) or 1800 199 008 (for callers outside Perth)

Complaints Process

A detailed explanation and the Policy for responding to and managing complaints of sexual abuse and misconduct is available from the Director of Professional Standards.

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