Anyone working for a public authority or company wholly owned by a public authority needs to understand the Freedom of Information Act 2000. They need to know how and when they must respond when individuals request the information that is held about them.
This course enables learners to understand the legal responsibilities, the policies and procedures that need to be followed and how to put them into practice. It shows what is meant by ‘access to information’, what the law says and what needs to be done to comply. The decision making process is explained as well as the rules, how to manage confidential information and what all of this means for your organisation.
Freedom of information includes learning on:
- the rights the public has to apply for information so that requests can be responded to appropriately and efficiently
- when and how requests need to be logged
- what action needs to be taken to promote good records and information management
- what policies need to be put in place, why and how to implement them
- how to comply with the law and continue to provide services effectively to the public.
Course description provided by accountingcpd.net.
This course is compatible with iPad/iPhone browsers and android devices.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: £75 (inc VAT)
ACCA members receive a discount on the course fee. Simply enter the promotional code when booking, which can be found after login.