Spark of Genius FOI
Under the extension to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, functions such as secure accommodation and education are covered by all aspects of FOISA legislation including publishing information. Individuals have a right to access all recorded information held by us. The Act aims to increase accountability, openness and transparency.
Guide to Information
We currently publish a significant amount of information (via our website etc.) regarding our services, as well as a Freedom of Information Publication Scheme, and therefore the information that you require may already be available. Please check if this information is available before submitting a request. Our Publication Scheme/Guide To Information can be found here
If the publication scheme does not answer your query, please complete an information request form.
There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.
We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.
The first £100 cost is free. If the cost is between £100-600 then the requester may be required to pay a 10% charge. If the cost amounts to £600 or more, then the requester will be charged for the whole amount.
Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is:
Standard A4 copies (Black and white) will be charged at £0.0045 per single sheet
Standard A4 copies (Colour) will be charged at £0.0475 per single sheet
Information provided on secure pen drives will be charged at £20.00 plus VAT (a higher charge may apply for larger pen drives)
We will recharge any postage costs at the rate we paid to send the information to you
When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run
We do not pass on any other costs to you for our published information.
If you are unhappy with the response, then you can request a review. If our organisation’s review processes have been exhausted, then you can contact the Scottish Information Commissioner at:
The Scottish Information Commissioner,
Information requests can be made online, using the following form Freedom of Information Request Form
Information and Records Officer
Spark of Genius
Phoenix Business Park