Making effective Freedom of Information Requests


Medact Research Manager, Dr Hilary Aked, recently led a training session giving supporters the know-how to make effective Freedom of Information requests, which can form a useful part of many campaigns for social justice.

This is a recording of the presentation they gave at the training session.

The presentation includes:

  • What information the FOI Act entitles you to, and from whom
  • The ways public bodies are legally obliged to help you find information
  • How to draft an effective request and avoid cost exemptions
  • How to appeal against unjustified disclosure refusals, including arguing the public interest case