Child Protection and Complaint Handling

Our commitment to child safety 

We are committed to making sure that children and young people who take part in our programs and activities have a safe and happy experience. We support and respect children, young people, staff, volunteers and participants. 

The aim of our Child Safe Policy and framework is to protect children in our care from harm and prevent abuse from occurring. If allegations of child abuse are raised, we will make sure the allegations are properly addressed. 

All complaints will be treated seriously, fully investigated and handled with confidentiality and discretion.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback as it helps us to improve our services. It is important that we know what we are doing well and when there are problems. 

Your feedback might be a compliment, a complaint or a suggestion – whatever it is, your feedback is important, and we are listening. It is important that you share your feedback with us as soon as you can. 

Compliments, feedback and suggestions 

If you give us a compliment, feedback or suggestion, we will make sure it reaches the area, staff member or volunteer it relates to. 

We encourage any member, service or program user who would like to compliment our organisation, programs, staff or volunteers, to send their compliment in writing. 

You can give us feedback by: 

Email: feedback@dsr.org.au 
Mail: Disability Sport & Recreation, PO Box 207, Abbotsford, VIC 3067 
Phone: (03) 9473 0133 


If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 or visit www.relayservice.com.au 

Complaints 

We are committed to working with you to address your complaint. When making a complaint, please give us as much information as possible. 

Please note: If your complaint is about an incident involving a child under 18 years of age, that has occurred during one of our programs, please read the information on our child safety webpage to find what steps to take. 

We are committed to resolving all complaints and seeking satisfactory outcomes for both parties, where possible. 

We will respond to written complaints within five (5) working days and will return phone calls within 48 hours. 

You can make a complaint by: 

Email: complaint@dsr.org.au
Mail: Disability Sport & Recreation, Membership Protection Officer, PO Box 207, Abbotsford, VIC 3067 
Phone: (03) 9473 0133

 
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 or visit www.relayservice.com.au 

Rights and Responsibilities Charter 

We aim to provide the best possible service to our members and the community. We can work together when we recognise each other’s unique experience, listen to each other and respect each other’s views. 

View or download our Rights and Responsibilities Charter (PDF)

View or download our Rights and Responsibilities Charter (plain text word doc)

If you need our Rights and Responsibilities Charter in an alternative format, please get in touch. You can email us at info@dsr.org.au or give us a call on (03) 9473 0133