Guide to information

Freedom of information (FOI) law requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

Daldorch House School is a Scottish public authority under FOI law and it has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. View the Model Publication Scheme.

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • let you to see what information Daldorch House School publishes under each class of the Model Publication Scheme
  • tell you how to find the information easily
  • tell you about any charges for the information
  • give contact details for enquiries and help with accessing the information
  • explain how to request information we haven't published.

Availability and formats

The information we publish through the Model Publication Scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).

Exempt information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland’s freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Copyright

Daldorch House School has adopted the Open Government Licence (OGL) for the information it publishes through this Guide. View the OGL here. This sets out what you can and cannot do with our published information where we are the copyright holder. 

Where Daldorch House School does not hold the copyright in information we publish, we will make that clear in this guide.

Charges

Single copies of information covered by this publication are provided free unless stated otherwise on our charging schedule which can be found on our fees page.

Information published on our website is free, although you may incur costs from your internet service provider. If you don't have internet access, you can access our website using a local library or an internet café.

This charging schedule does not apply to our commercial publications (see Class 8 below). These items are offered for sale through retail outlets such as book shops, academic journal websites or museum shops and their price reflects a ‘market value’ which may include the cost of production.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:

Data Protection Officer
The National Autistic Society
393 City Road London
EC1V 1NG

dataprotection@nas.org.uk

020 7833 2299

We will also be pleased to advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.

The classes of information that we publish

We publish the information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you are welcome to make a request to us for that information.

CLASS 1: ABOUT Daldorch House School

Class description:

Information about Daldorch House School, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

School information contact information

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/contact-us.aspx

Senior Leadership Team

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/about%20us/staff.aspx

School opening hours

24 hour residential school 365 days a year

School term times, holidays and INSET days

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/school-life.aspx

Contact details for customer care and complaints

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/contact-us.aspx

This Guide to Information

www.autism.org.uk/Get-involved/About-us/website/data/information-schedule.aspx

 

 

For information requests please contact

The Data Protection Officer
The National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NG

T: 020 7833 2299

E: Dataprotection@nas.org.uk

 

 

Our charges for information that has not been published

www.autism.org.uk/Get-involved/About-us/website/data/fees.aspx

Legal framework for the school e.g., s29 of the Education Act, constitution, company details, etc.

Available on request

Governance structures:

The NAS Board of Trustees along with the Education Quality and Development Committee

 

Available on request

School strategies e.g., stakeholder engagement, equality

Available on request

School planning processes

Available on request

How the school is held accountable, including reporting requirements of regulators

Available on request

Internal and external audit arrangements

Available on request

Subsidiary companies or other significant financial interests

None

Contractual agreements with local authorities

Available on request

Membership of advisory bodies e.g., SCIS and ETCS and links to more information

Members of ETCS & SCIS www.scis.org.uk

 

CLASS 2: HOW DALDORCH HOUSE SCHOOL DELIVERS OUR FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES

Class description:

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

 

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

Description of the school’s functions

Available on request

School policies and internal staff procedures for delivering the school’s functions

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/about%20us/school-policies.aspx

 

How to report a concern to the school

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/contact-us.aspx

 

Reports about how the school delivers its functions

Available on request

How the school charges (generally) for its services and functions (Scottish Excel Framework)

Available on request

List of services provided by the school, including the statutory basis for them (where applicable)

Education, Residential Care, Outreach and Shortbreaks

Service schedules and delivery plans, for example school improvement plan

Available on request

Information for service users, including how to access the services

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/daldorch-house/services.aspx

School newsletters and news sheets

Available on request

 

 

 

CLASS 3: HOW DALDORCH HOUSE SCHOOL TAKES DECISIONS AND WHAT IT HAS DECIDED

Class description:

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

Decisions taken by the school: agendas, reports and papers provided for consideration and minutes of Board (or equivalent) meetings

Available on request

Public consultations and the outcomes of engagement with stakeholders

Available on request

Reports of any regulatory inspections, audits and investigations carried out by the school. School Improvement partner visits.

Available on request

 

 

CLASS 4: WHAT DALDORCH HOUSE SCHOOL SPENDS AND HOW IT SPENDS IT

Class description:

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent.

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

Financial statements, including annual accounts, financial statements required by statute and any regular statements e.g., quarterly budget statements

http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/about-us/documents-reports.aspx

Financial policies and procedures for budget allocation

Available on request

Budget allocation to key policy / function / service areas

Available on request

Purchasing plans and capital funding plans

Available on request

Financial administration manual / internal financial regulations

Available on request

Expenses policies and procedures

Available on request

Senior staff / board member expenses at category level e.g., travel, subsistence and accommodation

Available on request

Board member remuneration other than expenses

Available on request

Pay and grading structure (levels of pay rather than individual salaries)

Available on request

Investments, summary information about endowments, investments and school pension fund

Available on request

Any grants available from the school, how to apply for them and funding awards made

N/A

 

 

 

CLASS 5: HOW DALDORCH HOUSE SCHOOL MANAGES ITS HUMAN, PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION RESOURCES

Class description:

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of Daldorch House School

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

Strategy for and management of human resources

Available on request

Human resources policies, procedures and guidelines, including: recruitment, performance management, salary and grading, promotion, pensions, discipline, grievance, staff development, staff records

Available on request

Employee relations structures and agreements reached with recognised trade unions and professional organisations

Available on request

Management of the school’s land and property assets, including environmental / sustainability report

All land and property is leased

Description of the school’s land and property holdings

All land and property is leased

Estate development plans

All land and property is leased

Property and land maintenance arrangements

Available on request

Records management policy, including records retention schedule

Available on request

Information governance / asset management policies and procedures, information asset list

Available on request

Knowledge management policies and procedures

Available on request

Lists of statistical information published by the school

N/A

Freedom of information policies and procedures

Available on request

Data protection or privacy policy

Available on request

 

 

CLASS 6: HOW DALDORCH HOUSE SCHOOL PROCURES GOODS AND SERVICES FROM EXTERNAL PROVIDERS

Class description:

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

Procurement policies and procedures

Available on request

Invitations to tender

Available on request

List of contracts which have gone through formal tendering, including name of supplier, period of contract, and value

Available on request

 

CLASS 7: HOW DALDORCH HOUSE SCHOOL IS PERFORMING

Class description:

Information about how Daldorch House School performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

External reports e.g., annual report, performance statements required by statute (e.g., section 32 of the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 if applicable

http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/about-us/documents-reports.aspx

https://education.gov.scot/

http://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/inspection-reports

Performance indicators and performance against them

Available on request

Education Scotland Inspection reports (links to ES website)

https://education.gov.scot/

Care Inspectorate Inspection reports (links to CI website)

http://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/inspection-reports

 

CLASS 8: OUR COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

Class description:

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal.

The information we publish under this class

How to access it

Autism specific materials

http://www.autism.org.uk/shop/books.aspx

 

CLASS 9: OUR OPEN DATA

Class description:

Open data made available by the school as described by the Scottish Government’s Open Data Resource Pack and available under an open licence.