Education: Advice and Complaints
Most users of the Children and Families Education Service are very satisfied with the comprehensive range of quality services provided to individual pupils, parents and other members of the community. However, when problems arise, most are dealt with in school, in community learning and development centres or in sections of Children and Families like Grants, Awards and Placements, Transport or Free Meals.
Frontline Resolution: Stage 1
Please telephone, email or write to the school, community learning and development centre or department team concerned FIRST - you can also use the Education Advice Helpline 0131 469 3233. Your complaint will be taken seriously.
Investigation: Stage 2
If your complaint has not been resolved locally to your satisfaction, you can seek advice or make a complaint to the Children and Families Department:
- you can put the complaint in writing, or email;
- your complaint will be acknowledged and an Investigating Officer will contact you directly to discuss the complaint you raise.
Following an investigation by the Investigating Officer a full reply will be sent telling you:
- the outcome of the investigation;
- the conclusions drawn;
- the reasons behind the conclusions;
- any action taken or proposed;
- any further action you may take.