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Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) aims to increase openness and accountability by ensuring people can access information held by Scottish public authorities - including Community Safety Glasgow (CSG).

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:

Public authorities must allow access to the following information:

Are there any exceptions to providing information? 

Yes.  For example: 

Publications Scheme

The Act also places an obligation on all Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme, which desribes the classes of information which an authority publishes, or intends to publish, how it does so, and any fees assocatied with these publications. This is submitted to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

View The CSG Model Publications Scheme

Environmental Information

New regulations have also came into effect for Environmental Information.  Anyone requesting information under the  Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.  These regulations are very similar to Freedom of Information, but apply specifically to information concerning the environment.

Making a Request

A considerable amount of information about CSG' services and activities is published on this website and accessible through our Model Publication Scheme Summary. To find out whether the information you are looking for is already available on-line, please use the on-screen navigation headings.

If you are unable to find the information by these means, you can make a Freedom of Information request: Making a Freedom of Request.

How much does it cost?

Scottish Government regulations govern the scale of fees which can be applied for providing information. Costs for providing published materials are set out in the CSG' Publication Scheme.  CSG has discretion in applying fees. You will be advised of any costs applicable and will be required to pay costs before the information is provided.

Please note that the Freedom of Information Service includes information requested under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

But please remember that, if the information you require has already been made available to the public in other ways, CSG would normally refer you back to that source. 

Useful links

Scottish Government Freedom of Information

Scottish Information Commissioner