Policy Purpose

Fossil Creek Farm Trust is committed to maintaining client privacy and health related information. All Social Workers at Fossil Creek Farm Trust operate under the New Zealand Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics 2019.

Policy Statement(s)

All employees, contractors, and volunteers have a responsibility to ensure that client privacy is adhered to at all times.

Policy Implementation and Related Documents

  • Fossil Creek Farm Trust Police Vetting Policy
  • NZ Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics 2019
  • Health Information Privacy Code 1994

Policy Scope

This policy covers all Fossil Creek Farm Trust; it’s employees, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers and clients.

Policy Details

We collect personal information from you, including information about your:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Address and Contact information
  • Health related information required for the Social Workers to operate with full health related information disclosed
  • Your interactions with us
  • Invoicing information

We collect your personal information in order to:

  • Hold personal information relevant to providing our therapy services.

Besides our staff, we share this information with:

  • Other health providers in order to assist with providing clients with the most beneficial mental health services available. This information will only be shared with your express permission.

We will keep your information safe by ensuring it is held in locked files and will only allow Fossil Creek Farm Trust Social Workers access to these files.

We will keep your information for five years or while your file is active at which point we securely destroy it

by disposing of it through a Confidential file destruction organisation.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong.

If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at [email protected], or 039700620, or 100 Garden Valley Rd, Brightwater, Tasman 7091.

Legislative Compliance Considerations

  • NZ Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics 2019
  • Health Information Privacy Code 1994

Policy Date: August 2022

Next Review Date: August 2023

Disclaimer: We are not a registered Health Provider. Our services compliment your professional health providers.