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FOI and DPA Advice for Schools

FOI and DPA Advice for Schools

If the educational establishment you work in is a public authority, the Freedom of Information Act means you must produce a publication scheme, which outlines the information you will routinely make available to the public - such as minutes of meetings, annual reports or financial information.

ICO definition documents explain the detail of what you need to publish: 

Schools In Northern Ireland Definition Document

For further information & resources on the above please refer to or contact the Information Management Team.



The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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