If you have suffered from historical sexual abuse as a child the time limit to make a claim for damages is now removed. Clams against church, religious orders, health care professionals, schools , clubs, sporting and government departments can now be made outside the usual 3 year time limit. If you suffer from physical or psychological injury or both, you can claim damages for pain and suffering, past and future medical treatment, economic loss and domestic assistance if applicable.
There is an alternative to sue for damages through the National Redress Scheme which provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The Scheme helps survivors through institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a Redress payment. The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.