We will not share your information unless you give us permission to do so.

(According to the privacy act and subject to the presence of risk or injury)


The Bridge Youth Service seeks to uphold the highest standards of privacy and confidentiality. Staff at The Bridge Youth Service respect that any information you share with us belongs to you. It will only be discussed with other Bridge support workers for the purpose of planning the best service for you and with your permission.



Why do we collect your information?


The information we collect helps us to work with you. If we need to share your information with anyone at anytime, we can only do so legally and ethically with your permission. In this case we need you to sign a release of information form.


Information about you will not be shared with any other people, staff or organisations unless;


  • You give permission, verbally or written (preferably in writing) or



  • There are significant issues of safety or wellbeing that ethically or legally require staff to report to another authority. Wherever possible we will discuss this with you.







Your support worker will only participate in meetings about your situation if you are there or have given permission for your support worker to attend and discuss your information. If The Bridge receives any information about you from other agencies, your support worker will inform you, unless ethical or legal issues prevent this.


Your information and records are kept in a service folder in a secure location – we keep copies and you are given the original documents if you desire as the information belongs to you. All personal information about people that we work with is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000.

You have the right to request corrections or amendments of your information.


Funding bodies require The Bridge to provide statistical information about the young people we support, but this does not identify your personal details.