Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. The public authority is obliged to provide the information within 20 working days unless there is good reason not to. You can ask the public authority to disclose all personal information which they hold on you. Every person is entitled to make an application under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, there are no restrictions. Some information may be witheld by the public authority in accordance with the Act. Information would be witheld to protect certain interests. The public authority would need to justify why the infromation was witheld. 

Referral Network is not classified as a public authority and therefore does not need to comply wholly with the Freedom of Information Act. 


For information on the Freedom of Information please click the link here to be taken to the DirectGov website. 


Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to access a copy of the information that Referral Network holds on you by making a subject access request. You can ask us to supply you with digital and paper based copies of the information we hold on you. To make a request click here to contact us directly or alternativley by email to [email protected]. The maximum charge is £50 for supplying paper based records. There are some exemptions from the Act to accommodate special circumstances and under these special circumstances it may not be possible to 


To make a request for the information that we hold on you please email Referral Network informing us of your name, address, contact number and referral URN to our secure email – [email protected] and make it clear that this is a request under the Data Protection Act.