For more detailed information about the Ombudsmen and other complaint-handling bodies listed below, please visit the Ombudsman Association website.
Ombudsmen are an independent and impartial means of resolving certain disputes outside the courts. They cover various public and private bodies and normally look into matters after a complaint has been made to the relevant body. The organisations listed below are recognised by the Ombudsman Association as Ombudsmen schemes (although the word 'Ombudsman' is not always included in the title).
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The organisations listed below are Associate Members of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association (BIOA). They are not Ombudsman schemes but are recognised by BIOA as having expertise in complaint handling.