The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by providing people with rights of access to the information held by them. It is expected that these rights will facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money. Further Education Institutions fall within the definition of public authority.
Under section 19 of the Act public authorities have a duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, to publish information in accordance with its scheme, and from time to time, to review its publication.
Visionnaires, part of Capital City College Group, has adopted the Information Commissioners’ Model Publication Scheme for Further Education Institutions. The scheme covers the following classes of information: