The Avalon Youth Hub (AYH) provides a referral service to young people and their families, in the Pittwater area. In order to deliver these services, it is necessary for AYH to collect personal information. AYH respects client’s right to privacy and works within a legal framework; particularly the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Privacy and Personal Info Protection Act 1998 (PPIP) and the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIPA). This statement relates to the collection, use, storage of, and access to, personal information.
Personal information is any information or opinion about an identifiable person. This may include records containing a name, address, or photographs. Requests for information will be restricted to what is needed to make an assessment and/or provide support. Personal information may be used within the AYH team in a sensitive and respectful manner and will be related to the function of the team.
AYH will not pass on personal information to a third party without permission, except in the circumstances below:
there is a threat to life or safety
there is a requirement by law, or
it is necessary for law enforcement.