National Redress Scheme

The Y considers all forms of child sexual abuse to be intolerable and inexcusable under any circumstances. We recognise the lifelong impact that child sexual abuse may have on the health and wellbeing of individuals, their families, and communities.

In seeking to address the wrongs of the past and to assure survivors that we are doing everything possible to ensure the protection of children, we are also paving the way for what we sincerely hope is a better future for survivors, ensuring that we learn from the past and protect all children in our care, long into our future.

The Y is a participating institution of the National Redress Scheme. The Scheme was established in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse.  We joined the Scheme upon its commencement on 1 July 2018.

We encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to make contact with the Scheme.

Information about the National Redress Scheme can be found at and via the National Redress Scheme Information Line 1800 737 377.

Direct Personal Response

As a participating non-government institution in the National Redress Scheme, the Y provides a direct personal response to Applicants.

In seeking a direct personal response under the Scheme, we provide you with the opportunity to meet with a senior representative of the Y. This may be the CEO of your local Y or the National CEO or a member of the Board. Applicants are very welcome to bring a support person to any meeting they attend with a Y representative. In providing a direct personal response, if requested, a written apology can be provided.

We offer a trauma-informed and survivor-focused response and we are committed to listening to you. We are committed to ensuring that your needs and choices are respected and supported.

If you have any questions or would like any further informaion please contact us at

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