1.1.R.50 Responsible

Definition

For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, an institution is responsible if the Operator has determined that they are responsible for the child sexual abuse of a person. An institution can be primarily or equally responsible for the abuse.

An institution is primarily responsible for the abuse of a person if the institution is solely or primarily responsible for the abuser having contact with the person. This is distinct from equally responsible, where 2 or more institutions are approximately equally responsible for the abuser having contact with the person, with no institution having primary responsibility for the abuse.

Act reference: NRSAct section 15 When is an institution responsible for abuse?

Policy reference: Redress Guide 7.7 Determining when an institution is responsible

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019