Our Customer Service Centre policy

What to expect when you phone us.

We introduced our Customer Service Centre to improve our customers' experience when phoning the County Council.

You can expect excellent customer service as our advisors undergo thorough training and are regularly monitored to make sure high standards are maintained.

We aim to:

  • answer 60 per cent of calls within 20 seconds
  • achieve 80 per cent customer satisfaction.

Responding to your feedback

We survey a sample of customers that get in touch with us every month. The results provide an insight into what people think of the service we provide through the Customer Service Centre.

Following feedback from our customers we have:

  • improved our Contact us page to make it easier to find the phone number you need
  • changed our booking system to register a birth, death or marriage or civil partnership so that advisors can reschedule appointments straight away so you only have to make one phone call and aren't waiting for us to call you back.

Call recording

We have also produced a policy for our voice-telephony recording system. We use this for all but payments calls to help with:

  • clarification and confirmation of the information we have been given or received
  • monitoring how Customer Service Centre staff have performed
  • staff training and development.

Recordings are kept for a period of 12 months, after which we delete them.

Last updated:
13 March 2023
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