Direct Personal Response Action Plan

The Direct Personal Response Action Plan 2022 aims to improve the information and support provided to survivors of institutional childhood sexual abuse to help them take-up direct personal response. It also aims to better assist institutions to improve the quality of the direct personal responses they provide to ensure meaningful outcomes for survivors.

The Action Plan has been developed in response to Recommendation 4.7 of the Second year review (the Review) of the National Redress Scheme that identified further action needed to be taken to improve the take-up and quality of direct personal responses.

To inform the development of the Action Plan, a consultation process was undertaken from 13 October to 12 November 2021 specifically addressing Recommendation 4.7, and identifying solutions that were informed by stakeholder feedback on the current barriers and challenges that prevent access and uptake of DPR.

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