Freedom of Information - Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme which has the approval of the Scottish Information Commissioner, and publish information in accordance with that scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:
• Publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
• Tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost
Bon Accord Care and Bon Accord Support Services are subject to the Act because they are “publicly-owned company”, as defined in section 6 of the Act. Bon Accord Care and Bon Accord Support Services are wholly owned by Aberdeen City Council.
Bon Accord Care and Bon Accord Support Services have adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. This scheme has the Commissioner’s approval until 31 May 2019.
You can also contact us at the address below if you prefer a copy of the Model Publication Scheme 2015, or this Guide to Information, to be provided in a different format.
Bon Accord Care
Archibald Simpson House
27-29 King Street
Aberdeen AB24 5AA
The purpose of the Guide to Information is to:
• allow you to see what information is available (and what is not available) for Bon Accord Care in relation to each class
• state what charges may be applied
• explain how you can find the information easily
• provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information
• explain how to request information we hold that has not been published
Alongside the Act, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provide a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold. This Guide to Information also contains details of the environmental information that we routinely make available.
Data Protection Act Explained
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) provides you with a right of access to information Bon Accord Care holds about you. This is called a ‘Subject Access Request’.
Bon Accord Care is only allowed to deal with a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998. We cannot disclose information about a living individual under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) or the Environmental (Information) Scotland Regulations 2004( EIRs), as releasing this information in this way would mean we would be putting your personal information into the public domain and as a result would breach the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Our response to a Subject Access Request is treated as private and confidential.
Charges for request for your own personal data (subject access request)
The charge is a standard fee of £10.00 plus any reproduction and postage costs (both on the same basis as for FOI requests).
You can find information on how to make a subject access request by contacting us. Compliance with DPA is enforced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the UK’s independent public authority set up to uphold information rights. They do this by:
• Promoting good practice
• Ruling on complaints
• Providing information to individuals and organisations
• Taking appropriate action when the law is broken
Further information can be found at: