The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by providing people with the right of access to the information held by them. It is expected that these rights will facilitate a better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money. Further Education Institutions fall within the definition of public authority.
Under section 19 of the Act public authorities have a duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, to publish information in accordance with its scheme, and from time to time, to review its publication.
The information on this page has been produced in the interests of all Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College members of staff and stakeholders, whether they are full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary, irrespective of their length of service and period of any probationary service.
On this page you will find details of the processes, responsibilities and framework by which the college observes and adheres to the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and Data Protection Laws.
You have the right to ask to see recorded information held by public authorities.
If you ask for recorded information held by the college, your request will be handled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
If you ask for environmental information, your request will be handled under the Environmental Regulations (EIRs). Environmental information includes things like carbon emissions or the environment’s effect on human health.
If you want to know what information we hold about you, your request will be handled under the Data Protection Laws – Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
You can make an information request by:
If you cannot make your request in writing, please contact us and we will help you make the request another way, for example, by telephone.
For other policies relevant to data protection use, please visit Our Policies, Reports and Documents.