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Law for Community Sector Workers Sexual Assault Communication Privilege

We run free workshops for staff, volunteers and board/committee members of NSW community organisations. 

This workshop covers how sexual assault victims can protect the privacy of counselling notes, health records and other confidential therapeutic information records in criminal proceedings. 

This workshop is delivered by lawyers from Legal Aid NSW specialist Sexual Assault Communications Privelege Service (SACPS).

Registration is essential as places for this workshop are limited.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for anyone who collects or keeps confidential client information, such as counsellors, health workers, medical practitioners, case workers, allied health workers and medical records staff. 

Learning Outcomes

By completing this workshop, participants will have information and tools to:

  • Respond to subpoenas and other requests for confidential client information.
  • Explain the privacy protection provided by the privilege.
  • Identify the types of clients and workers who are affected by the privilege.
  • Identify general principles for good record keeping.
  • Access legal advice and assistance services for their organisation and clients.


This is a half-day workshop of 3 hours duration.