Making a complaint - SPSO complaint form

The SPSO is the final stage for complaints about public services. We can usually only look at complaints that:

  • have completed the organisation’s own complaints procedure
  • have not been considered in court
  • the person complaining knew about less than 12 months ago

To read more about our role, how to complain, and what we might be able to achieve for you, please read the leaflet ‘How to complain to the SPSO (PDF, 1.3MB)’. You can also read more about how to complain on these online pages.

To fill out the online complaint form, you will need to send us the final response from the organisation. We will give you details of how to upload or post this to us later in this form.

Once we receive your complaint form, we will look at your complaint and one of our staff will be in touch to let you know what happens next. To read about our process, please see the leaflet ‘Your complaint at the SPSO (PDF, 412KB)’.

When we receive your complaint, it is likely that we will be required to contact the organisation you have complained about. If you would like to discuss this, or any other part of our process, please contact us.

You can find out about the types of personal data we may collect about you when you bring a complaint to us in our privacy notice. This notice also explains how we will store that data and keep it safe. You are welcome to ask us questions about this at any time. Please note: if you bring us a complaint, we will normally share information with the organisation you complained about. If you have concerns about this, please contact us as soon as possible.