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.
FOI Course Programme
|9.15 - 9:30||Refreshments and Registration|
|9.30 - 10:00||Welcome Aims & Objectives
Exercise: What do you know about FOI?
|10.00 - 11:30||History of FOI - Background to law, who it applies to including wholly owned companies, who can use FOI.
Right to be informed – what does this mean? What the requesters rights are, what you actually have to tell the requester
What information is subject to FOI?
Obligations: Publication Scheme, Confirm or Deny
Who can make a request and how
How to identify a request
Exercise: Valid requests
Duty to provide advice and assistance
Is there a cost - limits. Discussing time limits 18 hours unless Parliament where it is 24 hours
Exercise: Calculating Costs
Duty to transfer requests to others if not you!
Exercise: What do we do with these requests?
Refusing Requests Overview of 5 main reasons - Not Held, Vexatious, Repeated, Cost Exceeds, Exemptions apply
What you need to say in a refusal notice
What constitutes a vexatious request, what are the tests?
How to distinguish between vexatious and repeated; repeated test
|11.30 - 13:00||Exemptions – types 8 Absolute exemptions; 16 Qualified exemptions plus the s25 certificates
Scenario: An exemption applies
Public Interest Test (PIT) What this is and how to undertake
Exercise: Applying the PIT
|13.00 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13.30 - 14.30||Exercise: Refresh morning's learning: Missing Words Exercise
Guidelines and what happens next?
S45 Code of Practice
S46 Code of Practice
Complaints – Internal Reviews
Scenario: Request for Internal Review
ICO process and actions
Appeals and Tribunals
|14.30 - 16.00||Governance
Replying to requests
Policies and Procedures
Tenders, Bid information and Contracts
Scenario: Tender Awarded
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 Training Course Dates
|London||29th January 2020||Places Available|
|Manchester||28th April 2020||Places Available|
A good course which has really helped me to cement the basics of freedom of information. Would highly recommendHealthcare Provider
Practical scenarios were great. I really enjoyed the cost calculation exercise. The course trainer was really knowledgeable. Great day, thank you.FOI Officer - NHS CCG
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