The Freedom of Information Act encourages public authorities to make as much information as possible available to the public proactively.
We aim to do this by publishing the data that people need to understand who we are, what we spend and what we achieve. Under the Act, we are required to adopt a publication scheme which contains information we routinely make available, and ensure that information is published in accordance with the scheme. Available information is grouped under the following ‘classes of information’.
This scheme is based on the Information Commissioner’s recommendations.
Who we are and what we do
- Roles and responsibilities
- Legislation relevant to the SFO’s functions
- Organisations we work with (see ‘The bigger picture’)
- Information about management board members and senior executives (please see the organogram above, and the SFO’s latest Annual Report)
- Contact details for the SFO
What we spend and how we spend it
- Annual accounts, including financial statements, budgets, variance and audit information
- See also ‘Our funding and budget’
- Transparency reports
What are our priorities and how are we doing
- Annual Report and Accounts
- Internal and external organisation performance reviews and inspection reports:
- HMCPSI inspection reports
How we make decisions
- Guidance, policy and protocols
- Public consultations
- Deferred Prosecution Agreements (see ‘Further background to the implementation and introduction of DPAs’)
Our policies and procedures
See also the ‘How we make decisions’ section above
Lists and registers
If you are looking for other information, you can make a request to the SFO. Details of how to do this and a log of FOI disclosures are on the Freedom of Information page.