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Disability South Limited - Board of Directors 2019


Disability South West Limited (DSW) believes that good governance embodies the following processes and “assures that corruption is minimised, the views of minorities are taken into account, and that the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making. (OECD, 2001)
(Source: United Nations paper, What is Good Governance?)


Disability South West is accountable to those who will be affected by its decisions or actions.  Accountability cannot be enforced without transparency and the rule of law.

Rule of Law

Good governance requires adherence to legal frameworks that are enforced impartially. It also requires full protection of human rights, particularly those of minorities.

Fair & Equitable Decision Making

Disability South West will endeavour to achieve fair and equitable decision making recognising that there are many viewpoints in a given society. Good governance requires mediation of these different viewpoints to reach a broad consensus on what is in the best interest of Disability South West and its’ stakeholders. Disability South West understands that this can only result from an understanding of the historical, cultural and social contexts of the community.


Transparency means that decisions made and their enforcement are achieved in a manner that follows rules and regulations. It also means that information is freely available and directly accessible to those who will be affected by such decisions and their enforcement. It also means that enough information is provided and that it is provided in easily understandable forms and media.

Efficiency and Sustainability

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Disability South West processes aim to produce results that meet the needs of all stakeholders while making the best use of the resources at their disposal. The concept of efficiency also covers the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of the environment.

Equity and inclusiveness

Disability South West will ensure that all its stakeholders feel that they have a stake in it and do not feel excluded. We are continually working to make Disability South West and the community an inclusive and diverse place to work and live.


Disability South West recognises that participation from all stakeholders is crucial to good governance and needs to be informed and organised, with freedom of association and expression.


Good governance requires Disability South West and its’ processes to try to serve all stakeholders within a reasonable timeframe.

(Source: ADHC Good Governance Guide, 2011)


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