Complaints Policy 

The Pargiter Trust aims to provide its stakeholders and beneficiaries with a fair and caring service at all times. We positively welcome suggestions you may have for how we can improve our service. We also want to ensure that stakeholders and beneficiaries have the opportunity to contact us if at any time we seem to have failed to have met expectations in terms of the quality or level of our services. We also want to know about these occasions so that we can make good the problem and plan to avoid its

If you have a complaint, we would like you to tell us about it.
This is what you should do:

  1. If you have a complaint to make, it should be made to the Chair (, who will try to resolve the issue informally.
  2. If the issue is serious, or you are not satisfied after raising it with the Chair, you should make a formal complaint.
  3. Your complaint should be made in writing or by email, marked “Private and Confidential" and sent to the Chair who will acknowledge it by email (normally within 7 days of receipt). Remember to keep a copy of your communication.
  4. The Chair shall investigate the complaint.
  5. The Chair shall communicate the results of the investigation to you within a reasonable time - normally 21 days.
  6. You have the right - if dissatisfied with the response - to put your case in writing or by email which will be reviewed by the Pargiter Trust Trustee Board.
  7. The decision of the Trustee Board will be final.
  8. Where appropriate, the Pargiter Trust will make a written apology to the complainant, and if required agree any further action necessary to make good the cause of the complaint.
  9. All formal complaints and the response made to them will be recorded and held for a minimum of 5 years.
  10. The Trustee Board shall be informed by the Chair at the first available meeting of the number and nature of any formal complaints and their outcome, and consideration will be given to the implications these have for the planning and management of future services annually, as part of the Pargiter Trust’s ongoing self-evaluation

This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis.



What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm. Further information in relation to Safeguarding for Trustees and Charities can be found here:



What is whistleblowing? Employees and workers who make public disclosures, generally about wrong doings in the workplace, are commonly referred to as ‘whistleblowers’.  Under certain circumstances ‘whistleblowers’ are protected under legislation.

Further information in relation to Whistleblowing can be found here –


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This privacy policy sets out how The Pargiter Trust uses and protects any information that you give The Pargiter Trust when you use this website.

The Pargiter Trust is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Pargiter Trust may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/01/2019.


We may collect the following information:

  • name
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  • demographic information such as postcode
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
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We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


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We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Pargiter Trust, C/o Roffe Swayne, Ashcombe Court, Woolsack Way, Godalming, GU7 1LQ.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.




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