Office Notice 01/01/2021: Due to a delay in the recruitment process, the new Ombudsman is not currently in post. We remain open and able to accept enquiries and applications however there may be a delay in processing them. Staff will be able to provide further information but please submit any applications as soon as possible as the legal time limits for making an application still apply.
Please note that SCOAF staff are still working remotely. If you need to contact us, please phone and leave a voicemail, or send an email to our contact mailbox, and our Enquiries Team will contact you back within 2 working days.
To complete the application form, you will need to open it in Adobe before filling it in. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to save the form. If you cannot access our forms, please contact us to request an alternative format.
Published 3 January 2020
Read to find out how to complete our application forms
- What can the Ombudsman do for respondents to a Service complaint? (113 KB)
- What redress can the Ombudsman recommend? (462 KB) – for more information read SCOAF Financial Remedy Guidelines (298 KB)
- What can the Ombudsman do for me? (150 KB)
- All about Ombudsman referrals (96 KB)
- What can the Ombudsman do for family members of Service personnel? (114 KB)
- Judicial Review & the Office of the Service Complaints Ombudsman (153 KB)
- Where can I get welfare support during a Service complaint (103 KB)
- Reasonable Adjustment Factsheet (243 KB)
- Army Guide For Respondents in a Service Complaint (177 KB)
- RAF Guide for Individuals Named as a Respondent in a Service Complaint (130 KB)
- Royal Navy Guide for Individuals Named as a Respondent in a Service Complaint (109 KB)
These publications are not owned by SCOAF. If you need further support or guidance contact your complaints secretariat who will be able to provide more information.
Posters and Leaflets
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