Department for Culture Media and Sport
If you are unhappy about the standard of service you have received from the Department then we want you to tell us about it so that we can put things right. We are also keen to hear positive comments you may have about the Department and our work.
In many instances our sponsored bodies provide DCMS services to the public and to business. These bodies all have their own complaints procedures. If you wished to contact them direct you can find contact details in the "About us" section of this website.
We follow the six service standards for central government, the Whitehall Standards.
We adhere to the Freedom of Information Act. We will give you full reasons for any refusal to allow access to information that we hold.
The easiest way to provide feedback is to use our online form. This will speed up response times.
If you need to speak to us by telephone, you can reach our Public Engagement and Recognition Unit on 020 7211 6000. The line is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30 pm (excluding Bank Holidays). A recorded message is played outside these hours.
You can also fax us on 020 7211 6032, or write to us at:
We aim to reply fully to all enquiries within 20 working days of receipt. If the issue takes longer than this to resolve, we will explain to you why there is a delay and when you can expect to receive a full response.
If you are dissatisfied with the response you receive then you can also ask for the complaint to be reviewed by a senior official within the Department. If you wished to do this, please head your enquiry “Handling review request”.
We hope that all complaints can be dealt with satisfactorily by the Department, but if you remain dissatisfied you may ask the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration to investigate. To do this you would need to write to your MP and ask them to take up your complaint.