THE OIA IN THE OMBUDS SECTOR

As an ombuds scheme, we are part of a wider community of ombuds organisations both in the UK and internationally. We work with others in this sector to learn from and contribute to the development of good practice in independent complaints resolution.

Each year a number of our staff attend specialist ombuds training.

We are full members of the Ombudsman Association (OA) and follow its principles. We contributed to the development of the OA’s Service Standards Framework. We regularly participate in OA special interest groups and their Annual Conference.

You can learn more about ombuds schemes by visiting the Ombudsman Association website. 

We are members of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education (ENOHE). Dame Suzi Leather, Chair of our Board, was elected as Chair of ENOHE in 2018.

We have been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute as the consumer alternative dispute resolution (ADR) body for higher education.


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Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

We are approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) as a consumer alternative dispute resolution (ADR) body.

Our Scheme

Learn more about how we are funded, the Rules of our Scheme, how we engage and who our members are.

The OIA in the HE regulatory framework

Learn more about our role in the HE regulatory framework and how we work with other sector organisations.