The Freedom of Information Act allows individuals access to information held by a public authority.
Information can be accessed regardless of its format (paper, electronic), age, or any protective marking.
For a request to be valid, it must be submitted in writing, either letter or e-mail, clearly describing what information is being sought, and contact details for responding to.
The public authority complete the request within 20 working days.
A fee may be requested by the public authority to cover the costs of processing demanding requests.
Every public authority must publish their Publication Scheme, which details how they intend to comply with the Act, how individuals can make a request, and what 'Classes' of information the authority stores.
Should you wish to make a request under Freedom of Information, please contact:
Freedom of Information Officer
Norfolk & Suffolk Probation Trust
19 Palace Street