Episode 17: The Complaints Resolution and Referral Service
In this episode
In this episode of Inform, we look at the Complaints Resolution and Referral Service or CRRS, a free service for people with disability who are users of a disability employment services, Australian disability enterprises and advocacy services. It’s one of many services delivered by JobAccess.
Tammy Cesana the Client Support Manager of the Complaints Resolution and Referral Service joins us to explain just what the CRRS is and how it works. We’ll also look at why you might need or want to make a complaint, how you can get in touch with the CRRS and Tammy has some advice on how to ensure you’re ready to make a complaint.
A free service
“So, the complaint resolution referral service, also known as CRRS is a free service for people with disability who are users of a disability employment services, Australian disability enterprises and advocacy services. It exists for people with disability to discuss any problem they might have with any of these Australian government funded services.”
But the CRRS is not just an avenue for people with disability to discuss issues they may have with these services, crucially, it’s an avenue to make a complaint.
“The CRRS can assist service users with different types of complaints. But what we focus on is if the service has breached the national standards for Disability Services, so it can be if they’re not getting a service or support that should, they should be provided with, if they’re not being allowed to make a complaint, or if the service has ignored that complaint, if they have been unfairly exited from a service, if they feel that they’ve been abused, neglected or mistreated within a service, if they’re not receiving the support, they need to find keep or do a new job whilst they’re registered with a disability employment service. If they’ve got unsafe or poor employment conditions while working in the Australian disability enterprise.”
The CRRS can act as a mediator, as Tammy explained, but they can also investigate complaints.
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Host and producer: Kirby Fenwick
Managing editor: Alison Crowe
Our thanks to Tammy Cesana and JobAccess.
This episode of Inform was recorded and produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulan nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present.