3.10 When is an institution responsible for the abuse a person experienced

Summary

In order for an offer for redress to be made, the Operator must find an institution/s participating in the Scheme responsible for the person's abuse. In determining whether an institution is responsible for a person's abuse the Operator considers:

  • whether the institution was responsible for the day to day care of the person when they were abused
  • whether the person was the legal guardian of the person
  • whether the institution was responsible for placing the person into the institution in which they experienced the abuse
  • whether the abuser was an official of the institution when the abuse occurred, and
  • whether the abuse occurred on the premises of the institution, where activities of the institution occurred, or in connection of activities of the institution.

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

Last reviewed: 13 August 2018