The end of October brings Black History Month to a close for another year. What began in 1987 as a niche interest in direct response to the climate at the time is now a nationally recognised event, celebrated and endorsed across the political divide and by the Royal Navy, British Army and RAF.
Welcome to the Office of the Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces
The Ombudsman provides independent and impartial oversight of the Service complaints system for members of the UK Armed Forces
Timeline for applications
Please note that due to staff shortages there may be a delay in handling your investigation. You will be given further information about this when you make your application, including a revised timeline for the allocation of an investigator and subsequent completion of any investigation. We sincerely apologise for this and are working to fill our current vacancies as quickly as possible. Click the button below to read the latest update on recruitment.
Ombudsman publishes second Annual Report
The 2017 Annual Report for the Service Complaints Ombudsman was laid in Parliament today. This is the Ombudsman’s second report to cover the work of her office and the reformed Service complaints process.
“I’m here to help make sure that your complaint is handled properly and you are treated fairly...”
Nicola Williams, Service Complaints Ombudsman.
Nicola Williams became the Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces on the 1st January 2016, following a year in the role as the Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces.
March 2018 – Banter or bullying – how can you tell the difference?
It is an issue that is often discussed not only in the media but in schools and workplaces. It is also often an issue that comes up in complaints concerning bullying, or even sexual harassment. What is banter and how can you tell when it is something more serious?
Latest news and blog posts
As of 30 October we have 141 substance and maladministration cases that are waiting to be allocated to an investigator. This is regrettably another increase on last month. The oldest of these was received in November 2017. Our Investigator Support Officer is continuing to provide regular updates to all of these complainants. A new Senior […]
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