Friday, May 07, 2004

West Sussex County Council Freedom of Information Day

West Sussex County Council, in association with Public Sector Forums, is holding a Freedom of Information Day at Chichester College on 6th July.

The day will comprise a series of case studies and round table discussions, and attendance is free to the public sector.

It's early days so I am still in the process of confirming speakers, but so far we have:
* Mike Coleman, Cabinet Member for Information Services, West Sussex County Council
* Rob Mechan, Information Commissioners Office
* Maurice Frankel, Director, The Campaign for Freedom of Information
* Richard Childs, County Archivist, West Sussex County Council
Topics to be covered include:
* The implications of the Freedom of Information Act
* The Campaign for Freedom of Information: How can you prepare yourselves to handle the media?
* Case study: Moving an organisation from total apathy to having systems in place
* Case study: West Sussex County Council
* Case study: Wiltshire & Swindon Fire Service
* Case study: the NHS & FoI


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