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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The Hon Christian Porter MP
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Social Services
The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that knowmore will be provided with ongoing funding to support survivors of institutional child sexual abuse access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.read more
The 2018 Community Legal Centres Queensland Conference is taking place 8 to 9 March 2018 at the Oakwood Hotel & Apartments, 15 Ivory Lane, Brisbane.read more