This publication scheme follows the model prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner.
The College makes information available to the public as part of its normal activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the College.
Classes of Information:
- Who we are and what we do
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
- What we spend and how we spend it
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
- How we make decisions
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
- Our policies and procedures
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
- Lists and registers
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the College.
- The services we offer
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
The classes of information will not generally include:
- Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
- Information in draft form.
- Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available.
The College will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.
The College will provide information where possible on its website.
In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.
Charges which may be made for Information published under this scheme
Material which is published and accessed on the College’s website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:
- postage and packaging
- the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information
If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.
Information held by the College that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing or by email, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
The Secretary of the College Council is responsible for the Scheme on behalf of the College. The contact email address is email@example.com.