National Redress Scheme
National Redress Scheme
Launceston Church Grammar School has entered the National Redress Scheme as part of our approach to providing acknowledgement and support to people who experienced child sexual abuse.
The Launceston Church Grammar School Board on behalf of the School apologises wholeheartedly to any alumni who have been sexually abused while in the care of the School. Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime.
The National Redress Scheme was created by the Australian Government in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Scheme is one available avenue for people who experienced child sexual abuse at Launceston Grammar to seek redress for harm and hurt, and to be provided with acknowledgement and support to assist them move forward in a way that is right for them. The Scheme can provide applicants with counselling, the opportunity for a direct personal response and a redress payment.
The School is committed to being a child-safe organisation and caring for all our students, past, present and future. We also have a responsibility to learn from the past and to ensure the present and future safety of all students. To this end, the School has used and will continue to use the learnings of the Royal Commission. Currently, the School is working with the Australian Childhood Foundation to become a Safeguarding Children Accredited Organisation. Undertaking this external accreditation process reflects our commitment to fully implementing the recommendations of and Child Safe Standards in the Final Report of the Royal Commission.
With effect from 27 September 2019 the Minister for Families and Social Services made a declaration formalising the inclusion of Launceston Church Grammar School in the Scheme via the Anglican Representative (National Redress Scheme) Limited (ARNRSL). This means that people who experienced abuse while in the care of Launceston Grammar can apply to the Scheme for redress using an online or paper form. Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available throughout the process to help explain the Scheme and application process. Anyone seeking further information can visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress Scheme line on 1800 737 377.
Please contact the Headmaster, Mr Richard Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss anything relating to these matters.