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News and Blog: 2019

No Ombudsman is an Island: The importance of collaborative working

On 21st – 22nd May, the Ombudsman Association (OA) held their annual conference. Following this event, we reflect on the importance of collaborative working and how it benefits SCOAF.

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The benefits of staff networks

Wednesday was National Staff Networks Day, a day to focus on and celebrate the way in which staff networks help to improve the workplace.

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4 tips for improving communication in the complaints process

Being able to communicate clearly and effectively is one of the most important skills someone can have. In order for the complaints process to work as effectively as possible, it is important that both the complainant and the complaint handler are communicating clearly. But although it is an important skill, it isn’t an easy one. In this blog, we look at 4 simple tips that can help improve communication.

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Efficient, effective and fair: What does it mean and why is it important?

The Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2018 was laid in Parliament today. Under the legislation, the Ombudsman is required to make an assessment in her report about whether the Service complaints system is efficient, effective and fair.

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SCOAF – new acronym, same organisation

From this week, you will notice that we have changed the way we refer to our office. We now use the acronym SCOAF.

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Make a difference in someone’s life & have a conversation about Mental Health

Today is Time to Talk Day. It is a day where people are encouraged to talk about mental health in order to remove the stigma that so often surrounds it.

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