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25 June 2015
Ombudsman report suggests council complaints system under pressure
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has warned that the complaints system in local government is under increasing pressure, in a new report.

23 June 2015
Mother and baby separated due to council’s disproportionate and arbitrary actions
North East Lincolnshire Council has been heavily criticised by the Ombudsman after social workers arbitrarily removed a young baby from her mother’s care and handed the child over to her father.

18 June 2015
Greater consideration of Armed Forces Covenant needed by local authorities, Ombudsman warns
It’s not enough for councils just to pay lip service to the Armed Forces Covenant, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has warned.

29 May 2015
Vulnerable woman who had both legs amputated wrongly forced to fund her own care, receives £27,000, following joint investigation by two ombudsmen
A vulnerable woman, who was wrongly denied the appropriate care after having both her legs amputated, has now received more than £27,000 following an investigation by two ombudsmen services.

26 May 2015
Durham council told to review staff misconduct procedure following ombudsman’s investigation.
Durham County Council has been asked by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) to review the way it deals with staff misconduct complaints after a man claimed he was ‘gazumped’ by a building control officer following an official site visit.