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How We
Can Help

knowmore provides free legal advice, assistance, information and referral for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

We can help you to:

  • apply for compensation or other forms of action and redress
  • lodge complaints with police, find old records and understand legal processes
  • connect with specialist counselling and support services

Who we help

knowmore helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. This means people who were sexually abused at school, in a sporting club, children’s service, orphanage, foster care, residential care, religious organisation, government organisation or any organisation that was involved with children.

If we can’t help, we’ll refer you to a service that can.

Who we are

We’re a team of lawyers, counsellors/social workers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors – all experienced and trained in working with survivors of sexual abuse and people who have experienced trauma.

You can speak to our specialist counsellors/social workers via a free phone call or face‑to‑face. They’ll help you to access our legal services and provide you with support along the way.

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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Our latest activities and news

New mandatory reporting laws passed in Tasmania

Last week, the Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill passed the Tasmanian Legislative Council. This Bill introduces a number of important reforms to Tasmania’s laws, and mandates for people in religious ministry to report on child sexual...

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