INFO Just a quick note to let you know that from 22nd April, tongue-tie divisions won't be available for a while as our tongue-tie practitioner is away on maternity leave. We'll still be here for initial consultations, bodywork, and feeding support, of course. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming our practitioner back soon!
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We strive to provide the best possible service for our clients. However, we recognise that sometimes you may feel that we have not met your needs, or that we can make improvements. 

If you have any complaint or concern about the service, you have received from the staff working at The Natal Network you are entitled to ask for an explanation. 

We operate an in-house complaints procedure to deal with your complaint. This procedure does not deal with matters of legal liability or compensation. 

Our promise to you 

We will:  

Listen to your complaint or concern. 

Respond by establishing a clear, appropriate plan of action, and provide you with relevant support and advice. 

Improve the service however we can. 

How to make your complaint 

We hope that we can resolve your problem easily and promptly, often at the time the problem arises and with the person concerned.   If your problem cannot be sorted out in this way and you wish to make a complaint we would like you to do so as soon as possible.  This will enable us to establish what happened more easily. 

Please make your complaint in writing If you would like assistance with making your complaint a member of staff will be able to help you complete a Complaint Form. 

Please be assured that any complaint you make written, or verbal will be treated in strict confidence and have no effect upon the level of treatment and care that you receive. 

 If you would prefer a family member, friend or advocate to make the complaint on your behalf, they may do so and the centre will work with them and yourself to resolve the problem. However, whilst we can receive a complaint on your behalf we cannot provide any information to a third party without your authority.  To discuss or provide confidential information we would require a note signed and dated by you.  A member of our staff would be happy to assist you with this. 

What happens next? 

Your complaint will be acknowledged within two working days of receiving it.  This may well be a phone call from to make sure we fully understand your complaint.    

We aim to make a full response to you within the next 21 working days.  During that time the centre will conduct an investigation to find out what has happened and whether there is any action that can be taken to put things right. If at the end of those 21 days we are still conducting our investigations we will notify you of the position and keep you fully informed until our investigations have been concluded. 

As a result of the practice investigation we will: 

  • Make sure you receive an apology 

  • Find out what has happened and what went wrong 

  • Make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned if you would like this 

  • Keep you informed of our progress 

  • Identify what we can do to make sure that problem does not happen again 

Getting further help with your complaint 

We hope that through our complaints procedure we can resolve your problem satisfactorily.  We believe that this will give us the best chance to put the matter right with you and the opportunity to improve our services for all our clients. If you remain unsatisfied with the outcome you can report your concerns to the care quality commissioners or Nursing and midwifery council.     


Emily Goldsworthy 

Get in touch

If you want to know about our services, and how we can help you on your own parenting journey, then you can book an appointment or get in touch using the links below.