National Redress








The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart is now a participating institution under the National Redress Scheme after being declared by the Minister for Social Services on the 31st October 2019 as per the link below at

A person may apply to the National Redress Scheme if:

  • You experienced sexual abuse as a child (under 18 years of age)
  • The abuse happened before 1 July 2018
  • The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was responsible for bringing you into contact with the person who abused you
  • You were born before 30 June 2010; and,
  • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident

You can search for the specific sites where the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have provided services in the past, and currently, at

The National Redress Scheme provides an independent pathway for survivors of institutional abuse to seek acknowledgment of what they have endured and to receive counselling, monetary payment as well as a personal approach if they choose.

Under the rules of the National Redress Scheme any application must be lodged directly with the Scheme itself.

Information about the National Redress Scheme, how to make an application and the support services available can be found on their website or by calling the hotline 1800 737 177.

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will continue to provide support and assistance to those who do not wish to use the National Redress Scheme. The MSC Professional Standards & Safeguarding Office can be contacted either by phoning 02 9665 8999 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support services available in NSW can be found here.