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Support with redress applications

The National Redress Scheme commenced its operations on 1st of July 2018. It will run for 10 years.

The Blue Knot Helpline team supports survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who are looking for support with their application to the National Redress Scheme.

There are a number of services throughout Australia which can provide survivors of institutional child sexual abuse with face-to-face support during the application process. Blue Knot can help you link with those services by providing you with a linking-up warm referral service. We will do the leg work for you, to find the right provider and then link you with them.

Alternatively, if there are no face-to-face supports services in your area, we can provide you with some support over the telephone during the application process.

Please feel free to call our helpline on 1300 657 380 Mon-Sun AEST to talk about how we can support you in your redress application process.


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Head to Health


“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


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Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
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Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
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The information and resources on this site are provided for general education and as information and/or a guide only. They do not replace, and should not be used as a substitute for, counselling, therapy or other services, and should at no time be regarded or treated as professional advice of any kind. Personal needs and circumstances should always be carefully and thoroughly considered to determine the optimal approach in each individual case.