Supporting survivors of abuse on their journey of redress, healing and peace

Centre For Restoration

The Salvation Army Centre for Restoration

The Centre for Restoration exists for any person who has suffered abuse within The Salvation Army.

We understand that it takes significant courage for survivors of abuse to come forward and share their experiences. Our team supports each person through the process of seeking redress. With sensitivity to their individual needs, we hope to help them move forward in their personal journey of healing and peace.

We invite you to read the letters of apology to all survivors from the leaders of The Salvation Army:
Letter of Apology from the world leader of The Salvation Army, 2010
Letter from the leaders of The Salvation Army, Australia, 2021

Who can we help?

If you have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, deprivation of liberty and/or cultural discrimination by a representative of The Salvation Army, we encourage you to apply for financial redress and/or other forms of support through us, the Centre for Restoration.

When responding to complaints or allegations we are guided by the principles that everyone is entitled to:

  • Dignity and respect
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • A fair process
  • Prompt and timely support

Supporting your restoration

Learn more about the The Centre of Restoration and what we can do for you.
Learn more

Your restoration journey

Find out how to move forward on your journey of redress and restoration.
Find out more

Resources and FAQ

If you have questions or wish to learn more, visit our Frequently Ask Questions page
Read FAQ

For more information

The links above provide detailed information about the redress process and how you can best find support, however you are very welcome to contact the Centre for Restoration if you have any questions, or to request a Client Information Pack to be sent to you (by Express Post).

You can also download an Information Pack here:
Download Client Information Pack

For detailed information about the different options available to you in seeking financial redress, please click on the link below (or the ‘redress’ tab at the top of this page).
Options for seeking Redress

(02) 9466 3063


The Salvation Army
Centre for Restoration
PO Box A435
Sydney South, NSW 1235


Image/photography by Mal Austin,

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