What is the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act?

Access to the South Yorkshire Police FOI Disclosure Log.

Before you make a request, has your question already been answered? Check our FOI disclosure log.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act gives the right to anyone, anywhere in the world, to request copies of any recorded information from a public authority including South Yorkshire Police.

The South Yorkshire Police Publication Scheme has been designed in relation to the Information Commissioner's Model Scheme and is highlights information and publications currently available from South Yorkshire. All information is available on this web-site and/or a hypertext link will direct you to the information in question (there is no charge for the information accessed via the publication scheme).

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.