If you are unhappy about the service you have received from OTR you can make a complaint. This section talks you through how you can do this and what happens when you make a complaint.


Make a complaint


Other ways to contact us

Phone: 01225 312481

Fax: 01225 446641

Text: 07753 891745


… or speak to a member of staff in our Bath office.

Who are the people dealing with my complaint?

Manager: A Manager is the person in charge of the staff in their team/service.

Director: The Director is the person in charge of all the services and staff at OTR.

Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees are a group of volunteers who are responsible for running OTR.

What happens after my complaint has been resolved?

We will store your complaint for 2 years and all complaints will be reviewed after 12 months. This is so that we can use this information and any lessons learnt to improve our services.

Making a complaint

At OTR we always try to run a young person-centred service by encouraging feedback from young people and we welcome comments and complaints.

We understand that sometimes you might not be happy with the service you have received and if so you can make a complaint about this.

What will happen next?

When you make a complaint, there are different stages you can go to depending on whether you think your complaint has been resolved or not.

Stage One: At first the member of staff receiving your complaint will speak to their manager and the manager will decide if the issue can be dealt with straight away and if not then within 24 hours. If the issue can’t be resolved in this time it will move to Stage Two.

Stage Two: If the issue isn’t resolved at the first stage, the Director of OTR will get involved. They will contact you within 5 working days and will give you a date when you should receive a response from them. They will aim to resolve the issue within 10 working days.

Stage Three: If you aren’t happy with the response from the Director, you can ask for your complaint to be looked at by the Board of Trustees.

Three Trustee members will investigate (look into) your complaint and one of them will chair (be in charge of) this investigation. They will let you know they’ve received your complaint within 2 working days and give you the contact details of the Trustee in charge. They will respond to your complaint within 10 working days, but this could take longer if they need to speak to all the Trustees. If this is the case, they will let you know.

If you are unsure of what to do at any point please ask for help