Complaint reporting

At Dundee and Angus College we take all complaints seriously and each one received is treated with the attention and care that it deserves, and in line with our Complaints Policy and Procedure.

This is based on the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman’s (SPSO) Model Complaint Handling Procedure for the Further Education Sector. We routinely analyse the complaint figures, investigation outcomes and trends, using these as a tool for continuous improvement.

Complaints handled by Dundee and Angus College from 1 August 2019 – 31 July 2020

During this year there were 76 complaints raised, a reduction of 17 complaints from 2018/2019 where we received a total of 93.

75% of complaints were Stage 1* complaints with 86% being closed within 5 working days.

25% were Stage 2** complaints and 79% of these were closed within 20 working days. The average time to close a Stage 1 complaint was 2.95 days and for Stage 2 this was 16 days.

32% of all complaints were upheld, 14% were partially upheld and 54% were not upheld.

*Stage 1 Front-line resolution for straightforward complaint issues. These are handled by our staff who are closely involved with the concern raised. We aim to respond to Stage 1 complaints within 5 working days.

**Stage 2 Investigation of more serious or complex complaints or where the complainant is not satisfied with the response to a complaint at Stage 1. An Investigating Officer is identified to investigate and examine the facts in relation to the concern(s) raised. The outcome should be notified to the complainant within 20 working days.

Total 2019/20, 76 complaints received:

Stage 1 complaints
Number of Stage 1 complaints  57
Number of Stage 1 complaints closed within 5 working days  49
Number of complaints where an extension to the 5 working days timeline was authorised 2
Number of Stage 1 complaints still open 
Number of Stage 1 complaints fully upheld  20 
Number of Stage 1 complaints partially upheld 
Average time in working days to resolve Stage 1 complaints  2.95 
Stage 2 complaints
Number of Stage 2 complaints  19
Number of Stage 2 complaints closed within 20 working days  15
Number of complaints where an extension to the 20 working days timeline was authorised 2
Number of Stage 2 complaints still open 
Number of Stage 2 complaints fully upheld 
Number of Stage 2 complaints partially upheld 
Average time in working days to resolve Stage 2 complaints  16 
2019/20 graphs

 

The information below shows the complaints handled by Dundee & Angus College for Quarter 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year. The report examines collated data relating to complaints received within the period 1 May 2020 - 31 July 2020.

Q4 2019/20, 16 complaints received:

Stage 1 complaints
Number of Stage 1 complaints  9
Number of Stage 1 complaints closed within 5 working days  8
Number of complaints where an extension to the 5 working days timeline was authorised 0
Number of Stage 1 complaints still open 
Number of Stage 1 complaints fully upheld 
Number of Stage 1 complaints partially upheld 
Average time in working days to resolve Stage 1 complaints  2.4 
Stage 2 complaints
Number of Stage 2 complaints  7
Number of Stage 2 complaints closed within 20 working days  7
Number of complaints where an extension to the 20 working days timeline was authorised 0
Number of Stage 2 complaints still open 
Number of Stage 2 complaints fully upheld 
Number of Stage 2 complaints partially upheld 
Average time in working days to resolve Stage 2 complaints  12 

 

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