Dear Scottish Public Services Ombudsman,
I need to make a complaint to you by email
What is your email address for this purpose?
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If you would like to submit a complaint to our office about a Scottish public service, please be aware that we need to see that you have completed the complaints procedure with the relevant service first. Further information about submitting a complaint to our office is available here: www.spso.org.uk/how-complain
If you have already completed the complaints process and the organisation have referred you to us as the final stage, we would ask that you complete our complaint form with further information. You can access our online form here: https://www.spso.org.uk/complain/form/st...
Our office can only look into complaints about maladministration or service failure. To avoid doubt, unhappiness at a properly made decision by a public body does not amount to a complaint of maladministration or service failure.
We have not decided whether your complaint will be examined by our office at this stage; this is something that will be considered when we receive your fully completed complaint form and supporting documents. However, it is unlikely that we will be able to look at your complaint if it is about something which is being dealt with in court or it is about something which happened more than one year ago.
For any further queries, please feel free to contact us on the freephone number below.
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Telephone: 0800 377 7330