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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
Succint and informative. Pitched at correct level for relative newcomers to this area. SS, Blacburn BC
Simply excellent. A must for every beginner in the world of FOI. G.I-CPS
Really good overview of FOI. I didn't feel lost or confused - even as a beginner! SW, Denbighshire CC
Really well delivered course - informative and to the point! Excellent!
AR, NHS North West
I found the whole thing useful! Have been looking for FOI training for a long time and this has been excellent. I will be recommending it!