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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activities and latest news
This update has been re-published from the National Redress Scheme. This newsletter provides the latest updates on the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme), including the Easter and ANZAC Day operational periods for the Scheme. For more information or to find support...read more
Media Release from Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher: $22.5m for Centre for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
This is a partial republication of a media release from the Federal Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher: The Federal Government has announced $22.5 million in the 2019-20 Federal Budget towards the establishment of the National Centre for the Prevention of...read more
This newsletter was sent by the National Redress Scheme and has been republished with the permission of the NRS. For more information or to find support services, go to the National Redress Scheme website or call 1800 737 377 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (local time),...read more