Feedback and Complaints
About Family Planning NSW
Since 1926 Family Planning NSW has been committed to the reproductive and sexual health and rights of individuals, families and the broader community. In NSW we provide clinical services, education and training and conduct an active research program. We value the relationships we have with government, our partner NGOs, our clients and our donors.
We have been increasing our services in the Asia Pacific region where reproductive and sexual health needs are great. Our goal is to work effectively with local partners and see ongoing improvement in the reproductive and sexual health of communities.
Family Planning NSW is committed to act in a socially responsible and ethical manner based on the values of:
- Human rights - promoting the rights of all people to reproductive and sexual health
- Integrity - maintaining a strong ethical base, being accountable and transparent
- Inclusiveness - valuing and respecting diversity without judgement
- Equity of access - ensuring access to our services for all including priority populations
- Client centredness - placing the needs of the whole person at the centre of our work
- Commitment to excellence - ensuring high standards in all our work
Family Planning NSW recognises that maintaining an ethical and productive relationship with stakeholders is important, enabling mutual trust and ensuring our dealings withstand public scrutiny. While fulfilling obligations to funders, donors, clients, partners and volunteers, Family Planning NSW operates in accordance with best practice corporate governance, informed by recognised standards.
Feedback and Complaints
Family Planning NSW welcomes your feedback to help us learn and improve our services wherever possible.
How to send feedback or make a complaint
You can call Family Planning NSW on 02 8752 4300 or complete the form below to send your feedback or make a complaint to Family Planning NSW.
A member of staff will contact you and keep in touch with you until the matter is resolved.
In the Pacific region, Family Planning NSW works in partnership with government and non-government organisations to build their capacity to strengthen the health system to address areas of reproductive and sexual health need in their communities.
If you wish to provide us with feedback or a complaint, there are many ways you can do this. You can provide feedback to our partner in-country, by submitting a note to their suggestion box or providing your feedback in writing or via email to our partner in-country. You can also talk directly to our project workers, to give them direct feedback.
Depending on the project, you will be given an opportunity to be part of a formal evaluation where you will be asked to comment on your satisfaction with the services provided, either as part of a focus group, a one-on-one interview or on a form.
You can also submit a complaint directly to the Director Planning, Education and International Programme on +612 8752 4308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints regarding alleged breaches of the ACFID Code of Conduct can be made to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee via www.acfid.asn.au.
What happens to the complaint?
At Family Planning NSW complaints are managed in line with the Incident Management Procedure. The CEO will read the complaint and ask a senior staff member to contact you. The staff member will assure you that the matter will be investigated and ask when you would like to be contacted again.
If your complaint is about an individual, that person will not be involved in handling the complaint. Your confidentiality will be protected at all times.
When more is understood about the issue the staff member will contact you again and discuss findings or further action. It is Family Planning NSW's aim to resolve the issue in a way that is acceptable to you.
Not satisfied with our response?
If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may wish to raise your concerns with the relevant body such as:
- NSW Health Care Complaints Commission in relation to our clinical services
- Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) in relation to our vocational education programs
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in relation to our medical education programs
- Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) in relation to our International Program. Family Planning NSW is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to its Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. Complaints regarding alleged breaches of the ACFID Code of Conduct can be made to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee via www.acfid.asn.au.