Every organisation will make mistakes and may from time to time receive complaints about its work. It is the board's responsibility to make sure that complaints are dealt with effectively and that the organisation takes time to learn from the feedback it receives.
A complaint is a voluntary expression of dissatisfaction with an organisation's policies, procedures, staff or quality of service, whether justified or not. It may be made in person, by phone, by email, on audiotape, through the website, social media and in writing.
In order to be open, responsive and accountable, management committees need to actively engage with people about the organisation's work.
Principle 5 - An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by behaving with integrity and by being open and accountable
The board will be open, responsive and accountable, acting at all times with integrity, in the interest of the organisation and its beneficiaries. The board will: