Privacy Policy

At the Child Development Network (CDN), we may be collecting a good deal of information about your child and family. We collect some information in the form of questionnaires and copies of any reports you may provide. Additional information is collected during visits, assessments and other clinical activities, including your name and address, your Medicare number, you and your family’s medical history. We may receive further information from other professionals (e.g. school guidance officers).

What happens to this information?

  1. The CDN collects and uses the information in compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles, the AMA recommendations and the APS code of ethics.
  2. This information is available to other Professionals working within the CDN. If you do not want this to occur, please let the Professional you are working with know.
  3.  As is the custom with medical referrals, summary letters or reports are sent to your referring General Practitioner, and we will provide you with a copy of all information we send back to the General Practitioner.
  4. We do not automatically send copies of information to schools or any other outside professionals. Information is not shared with any individual or business outside of Australia without your specific instructions to do so. If you would like us to send information to another party, please let us know.
  5. The information about your child and family contained in the CDN files will not be used for teaching or research purposes without your consent.
  6. All information kept on computer systems is password protected and stored securely


If you have any questions regarding this policy, you wish to change some of the information we have collected or you would like to change how we deal with your information in some way, please discuss it with our Practice Manager (see details below).

If you would like a copy of this policy to print please click here

If you wish to complain about how we have handled your information, then please address your complaint in writing to the Practice Manager, Child Development Network, PO Box 1536, Milton, Qld. or email the practice manager pm (at)cd.net.au.  We will respond promptly to your concerns.

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