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Ombudsman publishes fifth Annual Report

The Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces (SCOAF) Annual Report 2020 was laid in Parliament today. The report is the fifth report to cover the work of the Service Complaints system and the Ombudsman’s office. There have been a number of improvements to the reformed Service Complaints system. However, the Ombudsman once more finds […]

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My first three months as the Ombudsman

I officially took up my post on 8 February, and I can hardly believe we are already two months on from that point. The end of the financial year is now upon us – a time when many organisations are looking to the future, and making plans for what the coming months will bring. SCOAF […]

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Mariette Hughes appointed as the new Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence has appointed Mariette Hughes as the new Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces. The Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces provides independent and impartial oversight of the Service complaints system – the internal workplace grievance system for members of the UK Armed Forces. The Ombudsman is required to report […]

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Nicola Williams – My last blog as Ombudsman

This has been a hard blog for me to write. It’s my last one before I demit office at the end of the year, and there is a lot more to be said that can be captured in a few hundred words. How can I begin to capture here what it has meant to be […]

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Coronavirus update

Post In line with Government guidance, our office building is now closed, so we have no access to our post. This means there will be a delay in processing incoming post so please continue to send applications and documents to us electronically by email to our contact mailbox: contact@scoaf.org.uk or the investigator handling your complaint. […]

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