Representative group complaints

While we must always consider the individual affected directly, a representative group complaint recognises the voices of others who may be affected by coverage that potentially breaches the Code.

If you complain to us on the basis that you are a representative group, our Complaints Committee looks at a number of criteria when deciding whether to take forward the investigation. To help them make a decision, we will ask you to explain:

  • which group you believe has been affected by the alleged breach of the Editors' Code
  • how you are representative of that group
  • how you believe the alleged breach is significant
  • how you believe the public interest would be served by considering the complaint.