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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Introduction

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires all Higher and Further Education establishments to adopt and maintain a ‘Publication Scheme’. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness and accountability and will give everyone the right of access to all information held, subject to some exemptions, by all educational establishments and public authorities.

Summary

The College is placed under a duty to publish information held proactively, through the adoption of ‘publication schemes’ and by publishing information in accordance with those schemes. Our scheme has been approved by the Information Commissioner and became operational on 1st May 2004. The scheme has been in full force since January 2005 when the public gained the right to access all official information held by the College. Information held under the Data Protection Act 1998 is outside the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Publication Schemes

The Publication Scheme is a guide to the types of information the College undertakes to make available to the public as a matter of routine. As well as describing the types of information, the scheme also indicates whether a charge is to be made for any types of information and also the form in which information is published (e.g. website or in paper form).

The College SchemeThe College has opted to adopt the ‘Model Publication Scheme (MPS) for Further Education (FE) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland’. There are eight main groups of classes of information in the model publication

The College has opted to adopt the ‘Model Publication Scheme (MPS) for Further Education (FE) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland’. There are eight main groups of classes of information in the model publication
scheme:

  1. Governance
  2. Financial Resources
  3. Financial Resources
  4. Human Resources
  5. Physical Resources
  6. Student Administration and Support
  7. Information Services
  8. Teaching and Learning
  9. External Relations

Responsibility for the SchemThe Freedom of Information Officer will be responsible for the scheme on

The Freedom of Information Officer will be responsible for the scheme on behalf of the College.

The College Management Information Systems Coordinator is the nominated Data Protection Officer for the College.

The College address is as follows:

Redcar & Cleveland College
Corporation Road
Redcar
Redcar & Cleveland
TS10 1EZ

Telephone: +44 (0)1642 473132
Fax: +44 (0)1642 490856
Email: foi@cleveland.ac.uk
Website: www.cleveland.ac.uk

The College will provide advice and assistance as far as it would be reasonable to expect the College to do so.

The Publication Scheme will be made available on our website and hard copies kept at our Corporation Road site. This Publication Scheme and the documents to which it refers are available in the first language of the Town –
namely English.

Request Procedure

We will aim to respond in relation to specific requests for information within 20 working days. Each request will be treated on its own merits and a time estimate will be given by which we expect to respond. In certain circumstances, it may not be possible to deal with an application in full within 20 working days.

Refusal of Requests

Where the College intends to refuse requests for information under the Publication Scheme, notification and explanation of reason will be given to applicants.

Complaints

Redcar & Cleveland College has a customer feedback procedure already in

Redcar & Cleveland College has a customer feedback procedure already in place. This may be used by any person who considers that the College is not complying with the Publication Scheme. In order to access the College’s
customer feedback procedure, you should contact any College Reception to supply the appropriate literature.

The opportunity to complain to the College does not limit any rights people have to complain to the Information Commissioner at the following address:

Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
Email: mail@dataprotection.gov.uk
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

Exemptions

A number of exemptions in relation to supplying information requested under the Freedom of Information Act are in place which includes:

A number of exemptions in relation to supplying information requested under the Freedom of Information Act are in place which includes:

s21 Information accessible to applicant by other means
s23 Information supplied by or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters
s40 Personal Information
s41 Information provided in confidence
s42 Legal Professional Privilege
s44 Prohibitions on Disclosure
s43 Commercial Interests

Further information and guidance on exemptions will be given against each request as appropriate.

Information Availability Some information is available on the College website. Otherwise, information may only be open to inspection or available by post.

Some information is available on the College website. Otherwise, information may only be open to inspection or available by post.

Review and Amendments

The College will regularly review and update the Publication Scheme. The relevant information under each class will automatically be published and/or updated as required.

Charges Requests for multiple

Requests for multiple printouts or for copies of documents not available on the College website, will attract a charge for the cost of retrieval, postage, photocopying etc. This charge will be payable in advance and the charges incurred will be confirmed upon receipt of the request.

For Guidance

Photocopies will normally be charged at 10p per A4 sheet. Overheads will be recovered against each request to a maximum of £65.

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