1.1.A.20 Abuser

Definition

For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, a person is the abuser of another person if the person has abused the other person.

In relation to the Scheme this definition is used for determining whether an institution or institutions are responsible for the abuser having contact with the person and therefore liable to provide redress to the person under the Scheme.

A person applying for redress under the Scheme should provide any details (if known) about the abuser in their application. The Scheme does not need to make a finding or determination regarding the abuser in order to provide redress to a person.

Act reference: NRSAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 15 When is an institution responsible for abuse?

Last reviewed: 13 August 2018