Homelessness NSW is committed to protecting and upholding the right to privacy of clients, staff, volunteers, Board members and representatives of agencies we deal with.
Homelessness NSW requires staff, volunteers and Board members to be consistent and careful in the way they manage what is written and said about individuals and member organisations and how they decide who can see or hear this information.
Homelessness NSW will follow the guidelines of the Australian Privacy Principles in its information management practices.
Homelessness NSW will ensure that:
This policy conforms to the Federal Privacy Act (1988) and the Australian Privacy Principles1 which govern the collection, use and storage of personal and organisational information.
This policy will apply to all records, whether hard copy or electronic, containing personal information about individuals or member organisations.
In dealing with personal and member organisational information, Homelessness NSW will: