Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 aims to develop a culture of openness in Government and public bodies. The Act establishes a right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities and imposes obligations on them to disclose information, subject to a range of exemptions. Dorset Road Safe is a public body under the terms of the Act. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives two related rights;
- the right to be told whether the information exists, and
- the right to receive the information (subject to exemptions)
The FOI Act can not be used as a campaign of harassment or disruption by an individual or group against a public authority.
Any member of the public can present questions in writing to the Dorset Road Safe FOI Manager as long as they supply their; full name, contact address (either postal, email or fax number) for responses.
We can only answer questions that would be expected to have an identifiable answer and not require opinion, speculation etc.
The Freedom Of Information (FOI) Act 2000 allows Dorset Road Safe 20 working days (not counting public holidays) to respond to a request for information, however extensions to the response time may be necessary for complex requests. The requester would be notified if this was the case.