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Freedom of Information Act 2000: An A-Z Guide
This interactive workshop is aimed at people working in public authorities who have some responsibility for the day-to-day handling of Freedom of Information Act requests. It provides an overview of the main parts of the Act and in particular focusses on how to handle requests in a timely and effective manner that meets the requirements of the Act. The workshop also introduces the different types of exemptions which may be used to withhold information. The day is aimed at beginners or people who wish to refresh their basic knowledge.

The expert tutor brings the workshop to life with real life examples, practical scenarios and interactive exercises.
DATES & COST
£389 + VAT
Location Manchester
06 Oct 2021
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Location London
13 Oct 2021
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Location Manchester
11 Nov 2021
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Location London
06 Dec 2021
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KEY POINTS
Freedom of Information Act background and purpose

Publication Schemes

Identifying and clarifying valid requests

Handling request, advising, and assisting and time scales

Refusals based on cost

Vexatious and repeated requests

The Part 2 exemptions

Refusal Notices

Complaints and ICO enforcement
TESTIMONIALS
Found all the course very informative in particular the exmaples of individual cases. CB, SERC
Excellent content + speaker. A very useful course for any who deals with FOI @ work. MA, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust
Informative, interesting and entertaining look at FOI. AP, St Helen Council
All aspects were useful - an informative and interesting course. I would recommend it to others. GE, Wakefield District Housing
Best training course I have attended! The quality, service and venue was excellent. The trainer was also extremely knowledgeable.
RB,Southwark Council