Introduction

We always aim to provide a high standard of care in all our services.

Our clients’ views are important to us and help to ensure our services are consistently meeting people’s needs. If you are unhappy with any of our services it is important that you let us know.

Making a complaint

We aim to handle complaints quickly, effectively and in a fair and honest way. We take all complaints seriously and use valuable information from investigating to help us improve the service we provide. We treat all complaints in confidence.

Employment Solution assures clients that, it will not withdraw or reduce services because someone makes a complaint in good faith.

Who can complain

Anyone affected by the way Employment Solution provides services can make a complaint.

A representative may complain on behalf of the affected person if they:

have died

cannot make a complaint themselves, or

have given consent for the representative to act on their behalf

How you can make a complaint

 You can complain by email to [email protected]

Anonymous complaints

We deal with anonymous complaints under the same procedure; however it is better if you can provide contact details so we can tell you the outcome of our investigation.

 Responsibility

The Registered Manager has overall responsibility for dealing with all complaints made about their service.

We will provide as far as is reasonably practical:

any help you need to understand the complaints procedure; or

advice on where you may get that help.

How we handle complaints

The Registered Manager or Employment Solution may ask one of the management team to investigate the complaint. That person will have enough seniority and experience to deal with the issues raised by the complaint.

We will acknowledge a complaint within 3 working days and give you the name and contact details of the person investigating it.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the investigation. We aim to have all complaints finished within 28 working days unless we agree a different time scale with you.

When we have finished investigating, we will arrange to meet with you to discuss the outcome, and write to you with:

details of the findings;

any action we have taken; and

our proposals to resolve your complaint.

Time limits

You should complain as soon as you can after the date on which the event occurred or came to your notice. If you complain more than twelve months later, we may not be able to investigate properly. But we shall also consider whether you had good reason for not making the complaint sooner and whether, despite the delay, it is still possible to investigate the complaint effectively and fairly.

 Further steps

Once we have dealt with your complaint, if you are not happy with the outcome you can refer your complaint to the Civil Mediation Council (CMC). Tel. 07841 017905

Civil Mediation Council,

The International Dispute Resolution Centre,

70 Fleet Street,

London,

EC4Y 1EU.