Welcome to 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
Ombudsman publishes fourth Annual Report
The 2019 Annual Report for the Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces was laid in Parliament. This is the Ombudsman’s fourth report to cover the work of her office and the reformed Service complaints process – read the press release.
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 the backlog.
“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.
Latest news and blog posts
This 8th October is Ombuds Day, which occurs on the second Thursday of October each year. Ombuds Day is promoted by the American Bar Association (ABA) to increase public awareness of Ombudsman institutions, their roles, function and the valuable work they provide. Similar to last year, the theme for Ombuds Day is ‘Unusual Name, Important […]
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An Annex F is the official service complaint form. It sets out exactly what information you need to provide when ma… https://t.co/aZXqtuLmbK
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Do you have an Assisting Officer (AO)? They will let you know what you can expect from the Service complaints proce… https://t.co/gVcRHQLPaR