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What knowmore does

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 institutional child sexual 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 institutional child sexual 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.
We are here to listen, and to support you to tell your story, if you decide to.