Complaints Policy

Complaints Policy of Optimum Elearning

Optimum Elearning views complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve for the future, as well as a chance to put things right for the person or organisation that has made the complaint.

Our policy is:

  • To provide a fair complaints procedure which is clear and easy to use for anyone wishing to make a complaint
  • To publicise the existence of our complaints procedure to organisations so that people know how to contact us to make a complaint
  • To make sure all complaints are investigated fairly and in a timely way
  • To make sure that complaints are, wherever possible, resolved and that relationships are repaired
  • To gather information which helps us to improve what we do

Definition of a Complaint

A complaint is any expression of dissatisfaction, whether justified or not, about any aspect of Optimum Elearning.

Where Complaints come from

Complaints may come from any person or organisation who has a legitimate interest in Optimum Elearning (e.g. delegates, clients, managers, HR contacts). A complaint can be received verbally, by phone, by email or in writing.

Confidentiality

All complaint information will be handled sensitively, telling only those who need to know and following any relevant data protection requirements.

Responsibility

Overall responsibility for this policy and its implementation lies with the Clinical Director of Optimum.

Review

This policy is reviewed regularly and updated as required.

Publicised Contact Details for Complaints:

Written complaints may be sent to Optimum Elearning Montpellier House, 47 Rodney Road, Cheltenham GL50 1HX or by e-mail to info@optimumelearning.co.uk Verbal complaints may be made by phone to 01242 300270

Receiving Complaints

Complaints received by telephone will be recorded in writing. When receiving a complaint, Optimum Elearning will:

  • Write down the facts of the complaint
  • Take the complainant’s name, address and telephone number
  • Note down the relationship of the complainant to Optimum Elearning
  • Tell the complainant what will happen next and how long it will take
  • Where appropriate, ask the complainant to send a written account by post or by email so that the complaint is recorded in the complainant’s own words.

Resolving Complaints

In many cases, a complaint is best resolved by the person responsible for the issue being complained about. If the complaint has been received by that person, they may be able to resolve it swiftly and should do so if possible and appropriate. Whether or not the complaint has been resolved, the complaint information should be passed to The Learning and Development Manager within 1 week. On receiving the complaint, The Learning and Development Manager will record it in the complaints log. If it has not already been resolved, it will be investigated and appropriate action taken. If the complaint relates to a specific person, they should be informed and given a fair opportunity to respond. Complaints should be acknowledged by the person handling the complaint within 1 week. The acknowledgement should say who is dealing with the complaint and when the person complaining can expect a reply. A copy of this complaints procedure should be attached. Ideally complainants should receive a definitive reply within 4 weeks. If this is not possible because for example, an investigation has not been fully completed, a progress report should be sent with an indication of when a full reply will be given.

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