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Statement on customer service and complaints

This Statement is issued in accordance with the requirements set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

It describes our intention to provide a high level of service to all our customers. More specifically we aim to meet the following standards of customer service.

Service to data suppliers

We will seek to place the minimum load necessary on data providers, where possible integrating our statistical and research work across government. We will take good care of all the information provided to us and we will respect the confidentiality of all identifying information in accordance with the accompanying Statement on Confidentiality and Data Access.

Service to users

We will, take account of the needs of all our users in determining our statistical activities so that they remain relevant to users, and where possible, make sure that the information we provide is equally accessible to the whole community.

We welcome constructive comments on everything we do because that will help us to improve our service.

Service standards

We value all customers' enquiries and feedback. We will provide timely and professional responses, be approachable and helpful, and make every reasonable effort to provide information that is relevant, accurate and current.

We will provide:

  • A response to your enquiry within 20 working days, in line with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. We understand that statistical information is often required very quickly, to feed into, for example, decisions, meetings or public speeches. Therefore we will seek to meet demand for quick turnaround where it is practical and a mutually convenient deadline can be agreed.
  • A spoken or written reply in Welsh if you wish.
  • The name, telephone number, address and e-mail address of someone you can contact on all e-mails, letters and everything we publish.

We will adhere to the Government's code of practice on complaints. We aim to treat all complaints with courtesy and understanding and will keep you informed of progress. If a complaint warrants more than a simple explanation or apology we will acknowledge it and aim to provide a full answer within 15 working days.

Contact

Statistics

If you have a complaint about our statistics, please send it to:

Statistical Policy and Standards Team
Knowledge and Analytical Services
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

Tel: 029 2082 3124
E-mail: stats.info.desk@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The Chief Statistician will be informed of all complaints about our statistics.  

Research

If you have a complaint about any of our research fieldwork or outputs please send in to:

Social Research Quality Assurance Framework Support
Knowledge and Analytical Services
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

Tel: 029 2082 6949
E-mail: socialresearchqa@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The Chief Social Researcher will be informed of all complaints about research fieldwork or outputs.

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