Freedom of Information (FOI) aims to increase openness and accountability by ensuring that people have the right to access information held by Scottish public authorities.
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act is intended to allow anyone to obtain information they require from public bodies, such as the College. This places three basic requirements on us, that we:
- routinely put in the public domain as much information about ourselves as is reasonably possible
- ensure that, where an individual requires information that we hold but have not already published, we provide the enquirer with the relevant information
- have in place a properly structured approach to managing records to ensure that essential records of our activities are maintained in appropriate detail (and hence relevant information is readily available to the public)
For more information on what FOI means to the College and how requests for information are dealt with, please refer to the following documents: