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Cobaw values diversity and will be responsive to the health needs of all people including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex people; people experiencing health inequalities; and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

Cobaw is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children.

Cobaw believes that family violence is unacceptable in any form and advocates for the rights of all people to live with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships.

All clients can expect the following:

  • Not to be exposed to violence or abuse; not be made to feel uncomfortable; and not to be exposed to any form of discrimination
  • To receive a confidential service
  • To access inclusive health care services and to be provided with information relevant to specific health needs
  • To provide feedback, including complaints, about the service received
  • To have appropriately trained staff
  • To be consulted about service provision and participate in focus groups and consumer participation activities.

Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity

Cobaw is working to reduce barriers to accessing health care and community services for people of diverse sexualities and gender.

All Cobaw staff aim to ensure client access to a safe and inclusive service that promotes health and wellbeing. If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex or transgender, you can expect:

  • To be provided with information about LGBTI services
  • To have appropriately trained staff
  • To be consulted about service provision
  • To see that diversity is valued and respected.

If you feel that any of the above rights are not being met, please speak with a staff member or provide anonymous feedback through Cobaw’s Feedback Form.

For more information please see our LGBTI Service User Fact Sheet