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Topic : Help with requesting information under the Data Protection Act 1998

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    Anyone wishing to obtain electronic or written information held about them should visit the Information Commissioner’s website at where they can find excellent advice about how to apply for this information and a template ‘subject access request’ letter to download which quotes timescales and legislation.


    Hello Steve

    Thank you I intend to use this to gain access to information held on my file at the Agency I work for!


    In response to this enquiry, the DfE have introduced new guidance for information sharing to make it easier for foster carers to transfer between fostering services. If you look at the section “Transferring Fostering Providers” on this website you will find full details of what information should be made available to you and what timescales this should be done within. To answer the specific question about your Form F, while this is the property of your fostering service, you do have a right to have a copy of it under the Data Protection Act, with the exception of third party information, e.g. references, checks etc. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!



    I Think Sheila’s response was for the other thread on this forum page about accessing Form Fs?
    Cheers, Steve



    Hi Steve

    Thanks for putting on this information, it is really useful. I have visited the website and found the template letter.


    Thank you Steve. i found the template letter.

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