Freedom of Information

 

 Freedom of Information

Access to Personal and Non-Personal Information An individual has the right to access both Personal and Non Personal Information held by Galway and Roscommon  Education and Training Board via the following methods:

Administrative Access Policy

Under Administrative Access all appropriate information will be made available to the requester having regard to privacy, confidentiality and the public interest. As a matter of policy, the Galway and Roscommon  Education and Training Board supports an individual’s right to see what information is held about them within its service.  Generally, access to an individual’s own records should be provided administratively (subject to exceptions).

Personal Information

An individual must apply in writing to the appropriate School / Centre or Administrative Office and also send copy of request to foi@gretb.ie  They must provide sufficient information to assist in locating their records, including; date of birth, current and previous addresses, any contacts they had with specific services and approximate dates. Galway and Roscommon ETB will need to verify by appropriate means the identity of an individual. They may be asked for proof of identity, for example providing a copy of current passport or driver’s license (or other suitable identification). This is in order to protect confidentiality.   There will usually be no charge for copies of personal records. However, Galway  and Roscommon  Education and Training Board have the right to charge, if the quantity of records is very large, for photocopying.

Non-Personal Information

Galway and Roscommon  Education and Training Board will endeavour to make available to the public up to date details of the policies and procedures under which it operates. This information will be published on our website and may also be made available to individuals on request. A requester may seek access to non-personal information and Galway and Roscommon  Education and Training Board will process this request under this policy. An individual must apply in writing to the appropriate School /Centre or Administrative Office.

Exceptions

Where access to a record or information cannot be provided to you directly under administrative access, you will be informed of this and advised of the option of making an application under the FOI Act 2014.   Likewise, certain information may be of such a sensitive nature that requests for access can only be dealt with under the FOI legislation.

Model Publication Scheme

 

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