Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. It sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.

Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 extends this right to allow public access to all types of information held.

Public authorities are required to maintain a publication scheme. This sets out the classes of information held, the manner in which the information is or will be published, and if a fee is required to access the information.

Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information, and subject to exemptions, must be supplied with that information.

If you are unable to access the information you require on our website or after contacting a relevant service area, please contact the Information Governance Team at the details below to make a request. You will need to detail the information you are requesting and provide your name and contact address for correspondence (email and/or postal address).

For guidance on your rights under the Act please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

To make a FOI request please email us: