In the first instance when a complaint is received the protocol is to ask the complainant to put the complaint in writing. We then approach the Centre or staff involved and ask them for their version of events.
Where an oral complaint is made the person receiving the complaint will:
identify himself/herself, listen, record details and determine what the complainant wants;
confirm the details received;
explain the complaints resolution procedure, and advise of alternative courses of action;
resolve the complaint immediately if possible or make a commitment to resolve the complaint within a given time frame; and
follow up the complaint as appropriate e.g provide the complainant with feedback regarding the result of any action taken to resolve the complaint.
Where a written complaint is made we will:
provide the complainant with written feedback within ten (10) days of receiving the complaint regarding the result of action taken by the Member to resolve the complaint; and
if it is not possible to resolve the complaint within ten (10) days, provide written acknowledgement of receipt of the complaint within seven (7) days and specify the time frame within which the complainant will receive feedback regarding the result of action taken to resolve the complaint.
We will ensure that all Centres and staff are familiar with our complaints resolution policies.
Who are we?
Founded in 1976 in Australia, Kip McGrath has been helping primary and secondary school age children all over the world to improve or extend their learning. With over 560 centres globally, we know what works.