Freedom of Information

Guide to information

Freedom of Information Scotland Act (FOISA) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • Publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • Tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost

View Guide to Information

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • Let you see what information St Mary's Kenmure publishes under each class of the Model Publication Scheme.
  • Tell you how to find this information
  • Tell you about any charges for the information
  • Give exact contact details for enquiries and help with accessing the information
  • Explain how to request information we haven't published

Availability of Formats

The information we publish through the Model Publication Scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access information on line or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in a paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).


Exempt Information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland's freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.


Charges

There is no charge to view information on our website and there is usually no charge to view information at our premises.

We may charge for providing information to you e.g. photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet is:

  • Standard A4 copies (Black and white) will be charged at £0.45 per single sheet
  • Standard A4 copies (Colour) will be charged at £0.47 per single sheet

Information provided on secure pen drives will be charged at £20.00 plus VAT (a higher charge may apply for larger pen drives)

We will recharge postage costs at the rate we paid to send the information to you.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.

We do not pass on any costs to you other than published information.


The Classes of Information That We Publish

We publish the information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we continue to make it available for the current and previous two years. Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you are welcome to make a request to us for information.

Class 1: About St Mary's Kenmure

Class description:
Information about St Mary's Kenmure, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

Class 2: How St Mary's Kenmure delivers Our Functions and Services

Class description:
Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions, services and information for our service users.

Class 3: How St Mary's Kenmure Takes Decisions and What It Has decided

Class description:
Information about decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

Class 4: What St Mary's Spends and How It Spends It

Class description:
Information about our strategy for and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).

Class 5: How St Mary's Kenmure Manages its Human, Physical and Information Resources

Class description:
Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources at St Mary's Kenmure.

Class 6: How St Mary's Kenmure Procures Goods and Services from External Providers

Class description:
Information about how we procure goods and services and our contracts with external providers.

Class 7: How St Mary's Kenmure Is Performing

Class description:
Information about how St Mary's Kenmure performs as an organisation and how well it delivers its functions and services

Class 8: Our Commercial Publications and Open Data

Class description:
Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold on a commercial basis and sold at market value through retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal.


Making a Freedom of Information Request

You must make requests for information in writing, or in an another permanent form such as: Email, Video or audio tape. Requests must give a return address for correspondence to be sent in a hard copy or electronic form.

When you make a request, please be specific as you can about the information that you want and please provide us with as much information as you can to help us locate what you have requested. If you require your information in a special format such a s large print or in another 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 see Data Protection for more information.

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

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

Useful documents


Contact Us:

If you require any assistance with any aspect of this Publication Scheme contact:

St Mary's Kenmure
St Mary's Road
Bishopbriggs
Glasgow
G642EH
Telephone number: 0141 586 1200
Email: administrator@stmaryskenmure.org.uk


Data Protection

For Information on Data Protection please see
www.clouddirect.net/resources/data-protection-act-summary