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Before relying on any information you find on raisingchildren.net.au, use common sense, make your own enquiries and seek professional opinion.
Material in this publication is made available on the understanding that neither the Raising Children Network nor Commonwealth is providing professional advice. Before relying on any of the material in this site, readers should obtain appropriate professional advice. Views and recommendations of third parties, which are also included in this site, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Raising Children Network or the Commonwealth, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.
Neither the Raising Children Network nor the Commonwealth accepts any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained in this site. Additionally, the Raising Children Network and the Commonwealth disclaim all liability to any person relying wholly or partially upon any information presented in this site in respect of anything, and the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done.
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If you are from a particular cultural and/or religious background, you may be offended by some of the information and/or graphics found on this or linked sites.
RCN endeavours to provide information sourced from reliable research based on peer reviewed journals, recognised texts, or government publications and therapeutic approaches that have demonstrated efficacy. The content on this site is periodically updated and reviewed for quality assurance using an editorial board and a review panel drawn from national and international expertise in early childhood, health and parenting. The authors reserve the right to modify the content of the website at any time.
Any legal issues arising in relation to the use of this website will be dealt with under the laws of New South Wales, Australia. Illegal activity under those laws will be a violation of these terms, but as the website and the forums are accessible worldwide you should be aware that you could be prosecuted under the laws of other jurisdictions too.
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The personal information we collect is used to manage your subscriptions, contact you about your feedback, and keep in touch with you. When you register you give us a licence to deal with the postings as necessary to perform these technical and administrative functions.
We will never give your personal information to any company or individual for commercial purposes.
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You can either send an email to complaints or write a letter to:
Raising Children Network Complaints Officer
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Royal Children’s Hospital
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These community platforms are for parents, carers and professionals who work with parents and children. We welcome polite and respectful feedback but we reserve the right to delete comments that:
- are off topic or irrelevant
- seek to intimidate, harass, degrade, exclude or silence others
- are abusive or seek to damage the reputation of raisingchildren.net.au or people who work for Raising Children Network
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- contain misinformation or disinformation
- are advertising or spam.
We reserve the right to ban any user who is in breach of these guidelines.
Please also note that we have limited resources to monitor these channel and might need to turn off comments at any time to ensure that we meet these standards.
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