Freedom of Information Act
Westminster Kingsway College is committed to providing information about college activities to the public through information on the college website or by providing published documents on request. Adopting a publication scheme is a requirement of Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The college has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office in October 2008 which replaces the previous scheme produced in January 2006.
The Scheme provides information in seven main classes:
- What we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Lists and registers
- The services we offer
How to Access Information
The publication scheme lists a number of documents that are available to the public. These are identified by bullet points within the various classes and subclasses. In some cases short notes relating to a sub-class are provided rather than identified documents.
A publication scheme relates to ‘published’ information. Therefore, material covered has already been prepared in a format ready for distribution unless adaptations are required in relation to the Disability Discrimination Act. All documents will be supplied electronically unless “paper only” is stated. All information listed in the publication scheme will be provided free of charge. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the public has the right to request any information held by a public authority which it has not already made available through its publication scheme. Requests should be made in writing and, in general, the college will respond within 20 working days. Where additional work is required to respond to a request, a fee may be charged which will be calculated according to Fee Regulations.
It is not required to release information to which exemptions under the Act legitimately apply. The college may be required to explain why we are not releasing information and may also have to justify this to the Information Commissioner. To request information available from our publication scheme, please contact:
Freedom of Information Officer
Head of Learner Experience
Westminster Kingsway College
King’s Cross Centre
211 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8RA
If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can contact:
Cheshire SK9 5AF
More information about the Freedom of Information Act is available on the Information Commissioner’s website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk