Freedom of Information FOI Training: All you need to know
Freedom of Information training covering all you need to know about FOI.
New to Freedom of Information (FOI) and not sure how to manage requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000? Want to understand what the purpose of freedom of information act is or who does the freedom of information act apply to? Or are you looking at raising the profile of the freedom of information process in your place of work? Then this one day Freedom of Information FOI training course is the right one for you.
Freedom of Information Training Course Overview
This one day course will help you understand, what is the freedom of information act 2000, the purpose of freedom of information act, who does the freedom of information act apply to, what is a freedom of information request and how to manage requests efficiently, logging requests and how to respond to the them.
Following on by freedom of information act exemptions and how to identifying and apply them. The process around internal reviews, tribunal cases and appeals.
At the end of the course you will have a Freedom of information act 2000 summary to support the development of policies and process. How to improve processes and have good working relationships with colleagues. Consequences of breaching the freedom of information act 2000.
Who should attend?
This course is for new and existing Freedom of Information Administrators, Officers and Managers or a professional that has experience of the role. Delegates might also include Information Governance Professionals or their deputies, or anyone working in support of the Freedom of Infomation Officer role.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT
Assistant Company Secretary
Restoration & Renewal
FOI Course Programme
|9.15 - 9:30||Refreshments and Registration|
|9.30 - 10:00||Welcome Aims & Objectives
What do you know about FOI?
History of FOI - Background to law,
Right to be informed – what does this mean?
What the requesters rights are, what you actually have to tell the requester
|10.00 - 11:30||What information is subject to FOI?
Obligations: Publication Scheme, Confirm or Deny
Who can make a request and how
How to identify a request, Valid requests, Timescales
Duty to provide advice and assistance
Is there a cost - limits. What do we do with these requests?
Refusing Requests - Not Held, Vexatious, Repeated, Cost Exceeds, Exemptions apply
|11.30 - 13:00||Exemptions – types 8 Absolute exemptions
16 Qualified exemptions plus the s25 certificates
Absolute and Qualified Exemptions
Public Interest Test (PIT) What this is and how to undertake
|13.00 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13.30 - 14.30||Guidelines and what happens next?
S45 and S46 Code of Practice
Complaints – Internal Reviews
ICO process and actions
Appeals and Tribunals
|14.30 - 16.00||Governance, Logging Handling and Replying to requests
Policies and Procedures
Tenders, Bid information and Contracts
Access to Deceased records, Salaries and Expenses
"Other legislation – EIR and GDPR/DPA2018
Learning from Decision Notices, Training and Staff Awareness
|16:00 - 16:30||Summary and close|
FOI Virtual Training Dates
FOI Classroom Training
Our expert trainers provide specialist training for your employees within your company either face to face or virtually. Oue virtual platform has been increasingly popular with our clients, as it reduces the cost for trainer travelling expenses and would also reduce your companies carbon footprint. All delegates will be able to see their trainer and fellow delegates as you would in a meeting room and talk to them live.
We offer our services through a number of cost effective packages, (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze) for as little as 6 employees to 15 employees per training session.
If you did not find the course you are looking please contact us and we can discuss and design the right course for you. For a no obligation quote, email email@example.com or call Sharon, Client Relationship Manager on 07593 438646 or 01206 807267