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Freedom of Information Act

Overview

This course will promote an understanding of how Freedom of Information works in practice and will enable the trainee to gain skills necessary for analysing and managing freedom of information requests in accordance with the law.

Objectives

At the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  • Recognise the purpose and identify the key principles underpinning the Act
  • State who the Act applies to
  • Explain the provisions for making and handling requests under the Act
  • Identify the criteria, fees and time-scales relating to FOI requests.