Achieving for Children

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives members of the public the right to information held by public authorities. As a community interest company wholly owned by two local authorities, Achieving for Children is a public authority and we are subject to the requirements of the FOI Act.

Requests for information relating to children’s services, such as the delivery of services, spending and performance, are managed by Richmond Council for services delivered in Richmond, and by Achieving for Children for services delivered in Kingston.

If you are looking for information relating to Achieving for Children’s corporate procedures and processes, policies, staffing, expenditure, or services and operations outside Kingston or Richmond, and the information you are looking for is not available here or in other public documents, you can request it from us. Before submitting a request, please check our Disclosure Log to see if your question has already been answered.

Disclosure Log

We publish responses to previous requests for information in our Disclosure Log. You can check if your question has already been answered by scanning the Log.

Publication Scheme

Our Publication Scheme aims to provide as much information about us as possible. Under the FOI Act, every public authority is required to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme.

Exemptions

Some information may fall under one of the exemptions under the FOI Act and therefore may not be released. If this is the case, we will tell you which exemption has been applied and the reasons for our decision.

The Information Commissioner’s website has more information on exemptions.

Charges

In most cases, information will be supplied free of charge. However, in some circumstances, a charge may be applicable for some information, for example, paper copies sent out by post. You will be advised of any costs before any information is sent to you.

Appeals

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive to an FOI request, you should make an appeal to foi@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Subject Access Requests

If you wish to know what data Achieving for Children holds about you, you can make a Subject Access Request.

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