Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives the people of Scotland the right, by law, to access information produced by public authorities.

The aim of the Act is to increase openness and transparency and to make public bodies more accountable. People are now able to see and question how we function and how our decisions are made.

The Good Shepherd Centre provides the function of secure accommodation and education which have been included in the extension of FOISA; as such these functions are now covered by all aspects of FOISA legislation including publishing information. The Good Shepherd Centre has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. View the Model Publication Scheme at www.itspublicknowledge.info/mps

We currently publish information on our web site regarding the services provided by the Good Shepherd Centre, as well as our Guide to Information, so the information may already be available.

To access the Good Shepherd Centre’s guide to information see the link below.

Making a request

You must make requests for information in writing, or in another permanent form like email, video or audio tape. Requests must give a return address for correspondence to be sent to in hard copy or electronic form.

When you make a request, please be as specific as you can about the information you want and give us as much information as you can to help us find what you are looking for. If you need the information in a special format such as large print or a language other than English, please let us know in your application.

If you need information that relates to you as an individual, you should make your request under the Data Protection Act. Please use the link below for more information on data protection.

We aim to deal with all requests within 20 working days. We may also ask you for more details to further identify the information you have asked for. There are some occasions when information won’t be supplied to you - and in these cases, we'll tell you why.

If you are not satisfied with the way your request is dealt with, you can ask us for a formal review of our decision. You can appeal the outcome of this review to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

The Scottish Information Commissioner

Kilburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS  

Or online at:

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourRights/UnhappyWithResponse.aspx

Related documents

Good Shepherd Centre Guide to Information

Data Protection

Environmental Information

Freedom of Information Request Form

Subject Access Request Form

Related links

Scottish Information Commissioner 

Additional information

For our Child Protection Policy, click here

For our Child Sexual Exploitation Policy, click here