How to make a complaint against Barnet Post
Barnet Post is a member of IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor of The Press. Detailed below is the procedure for making a complaint and links to the complaints and whistleblowing policies that have been adopted as part of the Post‘s membership of IMPRESS.
Complaints may be sent in writing to Barnet Post, The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7HA; by email to [email protected]; by telephone on 0208 521 7956; or other reasonable means where this is more convenient and practical for the complainant.
Before a complaint will be considered, complainants should provide their name, address, email and telephone number.
If the complaint is about an article it must include:
- The name and date of the publicationThe URL to the web articleURL link to any visual or audio element of the complaintA written account of what is being complained about with clear reference made to (i) any specific words or phrases in the article that are relevant to the complaint; and (ii) any clauses of the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS (“Code”) that the complainant believes to have been breachedThe desired outcome or remedy sought by the complainant
If the complaint is about the conduct or behaviour of an employee or contributor to Barnet Post it must include:
- The name(s) of the individual(s) being complained about (if known) or any other information which may identify the individual(s)A written account of what is being complained about with clear reference made to (i) the nature of the behaviour or conduct being complained about including any relevant times, dates, correspondence or other evidence to support the complaint; and (ii) any clauses of the Code that the complainant believes to have been breachedThe desired outcome or remedy sought by the complainant
Receipt of a complaint will be acknowledged within seven days, and a final decision letter issued within 21 days. Barnet Post will also make reasonable efforts to contact a complainant by telephone, email, or in writing to ensure that sufficient information is provided to respond to the complaint.
Taking a complaint further
If the complainant feels their problem has not been satisfactorily resolved by Barnet Post or if the complainant feels that the complaint is so urgent that they cannot wait for Barnet Post to respond, they can request that the complaint is reviewed by IMPRESS in accordance with its Regulatory Scheme, by contacting IMPRESS at the following address:
IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor for the Press CIC
16-18 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6AG
020 3325 4288
Barnet Post Complaints Policy, adopted on 22/02/2020
Barnet Post Whistleblowing Policy, adopted on 22/02/2020
Internal authority structure
Barnet Post is published by Social Spider CIC, and is managed by its editor, Bella Saltiel, who is accountable to its publisher, David Floyd. Bella Saltiel is responsible for legal and compliance standards and is accountable to David Floyd.
Person responsible for code compliance
Bella Saltiel, editor
Person to whom complaints are first reported
Bella Saltiel, editor
Steps to deal with failures in code compliance
Compliance failures are reported to David Floyd, Barnet Post publisher, who reviews all compliance failures every quarter. A quarterly action plan is drawn up and key points arising from compliance failures are distributed to Bella Saltiel and Barnet Post‘s members and key contributors.