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, financial counsellors 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.
Government funded support services
People engaging with the National Redress Scheme (NRS) can access a range of free services including counselling, case management, advice and support. For more information visit the NRS website.
Our latest activities and news
This week, the Victorian Government delivered a formal apology in Parliament to those people who suffered childhood sexual abuse in connection with the Puffing Billy railway and other railway bodies. The speech is available in full on the Victorian Parliament Hansard...read more
This newsletter has been republished from the National Redress Scheme. For further information, please visit the National Redress Scheme website or call 1800 737 377 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (local time), excluding public holidays. Application progress As of 1...read more
The following newsletter was originally published by the National Redress Scheme. To find out more please visit: https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/ Latest institutions to join the National Redress Scheme This newsletter includes an update on the latest institutions...read more