FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – PUBLICATION SCHEME

Main categories of information

In accordance with the model policy adopted on 1st January 2009, there are seven categories of information available in the publication scheme:

  1. Who we are and what we do
  2. What we spend and how we spend it
  3. What our priorities are and how we are doing
  4. How we make decisions
  5. Our policies and procedures
  6. Lists and registers
  7. The services we offer

The college’s criteria for confidentiality are:

  • Personal information relating to an individual.
  • Information provided in confidence by a third party who has not authorised its disclosure.
  • Financial or other information relating to procurement decisions, including, during the course of negotiations, information relating to the college’s negotiating position.
  • Information relating to the negotiation position of the college in industrial relations matters.
  • Information relating to the financial position of the college where disclosure might harm the college or its competitive position, as determined by the Governing Body.
  • Legal advice received from or instructions given to the college’s legal advisors.
  • Information planned in advance for publication.

1. Who we are and what we do

Organisational Information, structure, locations and contacts

2. What we spend and how we spend it

Financial Information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

3. What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews. 

4. How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions. 

5. Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

6. Lists and registers

Current maintained lists and registers.

7. The services we offer

Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.