Never trust a Local Government Ombudsman to look after your legal or human rights.
Fact: A Local Government Ombudsman can and often does find a a council not guilty of maladministration even though they are guilty of infringing your legal and/or human rights. With the courts this situation could never happen because unlike a Local Government Ombudsman they have to take your legal and human rights into account. A situation which after 11 years I am about to be able to prove thanks to Cheshire County Council. And once I have the York LGO will have some very, very, serious questions to answer!