The Freedom of Information Act encourages public organisations to publish more information and promote a greater culture of openness.
The Act gives members of the public a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. However, there are also a number of exemptions covering information that can be withheld (for instance personal information covered by the Data Protection Act or information which if disclosed might put someone's health or safety at risk).
Surrey and Sussex Probation Area maintains an Freedom of Information (FOI) Publications Scheme, which is a list of the types of information which will usually be made freely available to the public. Much of this information will be published on this website.
If you have a FOI request for information which is not in the Publications Scheme please submit this in writing to:
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a duty to either disclose the information, or respond with a reason why we will not disclose it, within 20 days.
You can find out more about the Freedom Of Information Act, and the Data Protection Act at the website of the Information Commissioner's Office.