The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into effect on 1st January 2005, and aims to increase openness and accountability by ensuring people can access information held by Scottish public authorities – including Community Safety Glasgow.
People have the right to access all types of recorded information and, apart from certain specific exemptions, authorities and their staff must comply with these requests.
Every type of recorded information the company holds is covered by the Act, including:
• old records
• business papers
• multimedia material
FOI is retrospective, meaning people can ask for information relating to issues from years ago. Enquirers do not have to give a reason for asking for the information.
Public authorities must allow access to the following information:
• about the organisation and its governance
• the provision, cost and standard of its service
• factual information on decision-making
• the reasons for decisions made
Are there any conditions or exemptions to providing information?
Yes. For example:
• if giving the information would cause a breach of confidence to a third party
• if it divulged personal information on an individual
• if the information was commercially sensitive
• if the information is already available through this website or in the public domain
• if we are planning to publish the information
New regulations have also come into effect for information about the environment. Anyone requesting information under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 can do so under our Freedom of Information Service to make a request. These regulations are very similar to Freedom of Information, but apply specifically to information concerning the environment.
A considerable amount of information about CSG’s services and activities (including our Publication Scheme) is available on this website and on our social media channels. When seeking information about CSG, please make full use of these sources to find out whether the information you’re looking for is already available on-line. You can search this website through the on-screen navigation headings, or by using the search facility.