We welcome you as a client of Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services
Please note there are important documents for you to view and download at the bottom of this page.
About Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services
Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services (also known as Children’s Therapy Centre) is a not-for-profit company that has operated in our region for more than thirty years. We offer services in the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Noosa and Gympie Local Government Areas. Our well-resourced hubs are located at Nambour, Gympie, Cooroy, Kawana Waters and Caboolture, and we also do home and school visits.
We provide therapy services for children and young people (0—18 years) with developmental delays, disabilities and health conditions. Our multi-disciplinary team includes psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
We also provide NDIS Plan Management to clients of all ages regardless of where they live.
We are a NDIS Registered Service Provider under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s Practice Standards. This means that you can feel safe and confident about the quality of services and supports that you receive from us.
As a NDIS Registered Service Provider we comply with the NDIS Code of Conduct which deals with safety and ethics in services. The Code of Conduct requires us to:
We are bound to also comply with our own Professional Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Your rights and responsibilities
The active promotion of our clients’ rights and responsibilities is fundamental to our quality services.
That is why we tell you about your rights and responsibilities and support you and others to ensure they are met. Refer to our Clients’ Rights and Service Charter and the summary of your rights and responsibilities below.
All of our policies recognise your rights and responsibilities and we invite you to make a complaint if you feel they have not been respected.
• To use an advocate of your choice that will be treated with respect
• Participate in decisions about your life and make informed choices
• Be given full information about your services
• Privacy and confidentiality
• Access the personal information that we have about you
• Be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect
• Be free from physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse
• Provide feedback or make a complaint and have such complaint dealt with fairly
• Appeal decisions made about your service provision and have a fair appeal
• Be free from discrimination of all kinds
• A safe and healthy service environment
Our Service Agreement for NDIS Services
Our Service Agreement with you commences when you sign it and continues until you or we terminates it under the terms of the agreement.
The Service Agreement:
We may withdraw our services if you do not adhere to your responsibilities under the Service Agreement or in the event of non-payment of services or frequent failures to attend without providing notice.
Ensuring your physical safety
Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services will take all practical measures to ensure that:
Accessing your client records
You may request access to your records in writing. Access will be authorised by the CEO within 48 hours and records will be emailed to you within two business days.
Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services respect your rights to privacy. We are committed to complying with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles, in relation to the collection and handling of your personal information.
Contacting our Privacy Officer
Please contact the CEO, in writing, using the contact details below, if you require further information in relation to privacy or to submit an application for access to or correction of personal information.
Children’s Therapy Centre
PO Box 5253, SCMC,
Nambour QLD 4560
Providing feedback or making a complaint
To provide feedback on your client experience, please contact the CEO by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning the CEO on 07 5441 7199.
TO make a complaint about your experience, privacy breach, or our handling of your personal information, please contact the CEO, in writing, using the contact details above. We will investigate your complaint and provide you with a response. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may lodge a complaint with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. Alternatively, you may lodge a complaint with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission directly.
Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services will do everything in their power to prevent incidents where harm, or potential harm, is caused to or by a person with disability while they are receiving supports or services.
You are requested to report any of the following incidents (including allegations) involving a client with disability to the CEO:
Our Incident Management Policy and Procedure requires us to, in the first instance, prevent the abovementioned incidents. It also stipulates action that we must take when such incidents occur. This includes taking immediate action; notifying relevant agencies and persons (including the police, ambulance service and the NDIS Commission); supporting clients; assessing and investigating incidents; and working towards incident resolution.
Availability of interpreting services
If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, you may need interpreting assistance to communicate with us.
We are happy to engage a translating and interpreting service to facilitate understanding in our communication with you.
Our best contact details
Children’s Therapy Centre
PO Box 5253, SCMC,
Nambour QLD 4560
Telephone 07 5441 7199
Important documents for you to download
(click to view or right-click and save to your computer)
This welcome page
Incident Management Policy and Procedure
Client Rights and Service Charter
Professional Code of Ethics and Conduct
Providing Client Advocacy and Support Policy and Procedure