knowmore can provide you with free legal advice and information about the justice or redress options that may be available to you in relation to abuse. This includes possible claims under institutional redress schemes and access to assistance or compensation through victims of crime schemes or common law and civil law rights and claims. You do not have to have previously engaged with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to access this service.
knowmore is a free service providing legal advice and assistance, information and referral via a free advice line and face‑to‑face services in key locations, for survivors of abuse. We have specialist counsellors/social workers to support people accessing our legal services.
Examples of the types of assistance that knowmore provides include: legal advice for people about a range of legal issues, including the availability of compensation or other forms of action or redress, the effect of confidentiality agreements in past proceedings, complaints, processes and obtaining records linking people with specialist counselling and support services and victims’ support groups.
Australian Government funded
community-based support services
Since the announcement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse there has been increased demand for support services. The Australian Government wants to provide support to those affected by the Royal Commission and those engaging with the National Redress Scheme, when it commences in 2018, so the Department of Social Services (DSS) is funding a range of services, including counselling, case management, advice and support.
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In all of its work, knowmore legal service acknowledges survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and their families and the ongoing, intergenerational suffering and trauma that they have experienced. Our service welcomes the national apology delivered to victims...read more
Location Sydney Role The main purpose of this role is to support the team by taking primary responsibility for answering the busy main office phone and carrying out administrative activities and other office support tasks for a very busy office. This role reports...read more
Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will have access to legal support services to help them access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.read more