Fife Alcohol Support Service aims to provide a high standard of service for the public. Outlined here is a process we have set up for you if you wish to make a comment or are in any way dissatisfied. We believe that paying full attention to your observations and concerns enables us to improve the quality of our service.

Making a Comment or Informal Complaint

If you have any comments, observations or concerns about the service you receive please ask to speak to our Service Manager. He will be very willing to discuss these with you or through a representative such as a translator or advocate, or a friend or family member.

Making a Formal Complaint

If you wish to make a Formal Complaint about the service provided to you by Fife Alcohol Support Service you should contact our Service Manager. You can make your complaint verbally, in writing or through your representative.

Jim Bett
Service Manager
Fife Alcohol Support Service
17 Tolbooth Street

The Service Manager will investigate your complaint according to the procedure set out in the organisation's Public Complaints Procedure. You will be offered a copy of this document which is also available to download on our website here.

If the Manager, after investigation, is not able to resolve the problem to your satisfaction, then you can Appeal your complaint to the agency's Executive Chair.

If you need to take things further

If our Public Complaints Procedures are exhausted and you are still not satisfied, then the Executive Chair can provide you with details of an independent arbiter who will reconsider your case if you wish to contact him/her,


If you are a client of FASS' Counselling Service you can contact COSCA, the counselling standards agency in Scotland, who can investigate if your complaint was properly dealt with. FASS is an Organisational Member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).


COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland),
16 Melville Terrace,


If at any stage there is proof you have a valid complaint, the Fife Alcohol Support Service will not hesitate to take appropriate action. Equally, if the Fife Alcohol Support Service considers you have no grounds for complaint you will be informed accordingly. In either event the Fife Alcohol Support Service will do its best to bring about a satisfactory conclusion to your complaint.