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COMPLAINTS POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Visual Arts Scotland is committed to providing high-quality services to our visitors, whether in person at our exhibitions and events, online or through our membership services. We value complaints and use information from them to help us improve our services. If something goes wrong or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us.
What is a complaint?
We regard a complaint as any expression of dissatisfaction about our action or lack of action, or about the standard of service provided by us or on our behalf.
What can I complain about?
You can complain about things like:
What can’t I complain about?
The following issues will not normally be dealt with through the formal complaints procedure;
Who can complain?
Anyone can make a complaint to us, including the representative of someone who is dissatisfied with our service.
How do I complain?
You can complain in writing, either by letter or email. Contact details can be found below.
When complaining, tell us:
You can submit complaints and other feedback in writing to: VAS Administrator, 16 Craighall Terrace, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7PL. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the administrator works part time and on a flexible basis so your query may not be answered immediately.
What happens when I have complained?
In the first instance the administrator will attempt to resolve your complaint by working with you and the subject of the complaint to reach a satisfactory resolution. If necessary your complaint will be referred to the President and Council of Visual Arts Scotland for discussion and resolution. All correspondence should be directed through or copied in to the official VAS email address; email@example.com so that an accurate record of correspondence can be maintained.
If you have a complaint about the governance or charitable status of the charity you can find more information at the Office of Scottish Charity Regulators website, https://www.oscr.org.uk/about-charities/raise-a-concern
We may refuse to consider complaints if they are accompanied by unacceptable behaviour or where they make unreasonable demands on our resources. Visual Arts Scotland has a duty of care to its employees, volunteers and members, and a duty to ensure that the organisation is able to provide services to all who want them.
Some examples of unacceptable behaviour are outlined below: