Non-disclosure agreements

Non-disclosure agreements are also known as confidentiality agreements

Non-disclosure agreements can stop you from talking about your experience of child sexual abuse.

Survivors of child sexual abuse are often asked to sign non-disclosure agreements as part of negotiations to reach an agreement outside of court. For example, a perpetrator or institution may offer compensation to a survivor in exchange for the survivor’s agreement not to talk about the abuse.

Sometimes, a survivor will ask a perpetrator or institution not to talk about the abuse. Survivors also have rights to privacy under the law.

Non-disclosure agreements are legally binding. You should only sign an agreement if you understand it and agree to do what it says.

Choosing whether to sign a non-disclosure agreement can be difficult. It is important to get legal advice before you sign the agreement. If you have signed a non-disclosure agreement, a lawyer can help you to understand what it says. If you have signed a non-disclosure agreement, this will not prevent you from being eligible to make a National Redress Scheme application. Please call knowmore on 1800 605 762 for free legal advice.