Communications, Advocacy and Engagement Strategies

Rebecca Davies made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to British Council

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Dear British Council,

Under the FOIA, I would like to request documents containing the following:

Current Communications strategy + implementation plan
Current Advocacy/Policy strategy + implementation plan
Current Engagement strategy + implementation plan
Current events strategy + implementation plan

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Davies

IG_Disclosures, British Council

Case Reference FOI_2021_47

 

26 May 2021

 

Dear Rebecca,

 

Thank you for your request for information. It is being dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered
within 20 working days. 

 

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Yours Sincerely,       

 

Stephen    

 

Stephen Witkowski Information Governance Advisor (Archives and Disclosure)
| Information Governance and Risk Management Team

 

[1][email address]

 

[2]https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisat...

 

 

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Dear IG_Disclosures,

I write to chase my FOI request Case Reference FOI_2021_47 which is now overdue. Please could you now provide me with a full response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Davies

IG_Disclosures, British Council

Reference Number: FOI_2018_47 

 

1 July 2021 

  

Dear Rebecca,

 

I am writing to let you know that unfortunately we have not been able to
prepare a response to your FOI request within 20 working days.  

 

We are still working on a response and will get back to you as soon as
possible.  

 

I sincerely apologise for this delay.  

 

Kind regards,  

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Witkowski Information Governance Advisor (Archives and Disclosure)
| Information Security, Governance & Risk Management

 

[1][email address]

 

[2]https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisat...

 

 

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IG_Disclosures, British Council

2 Atodiad

Case Reference: FOI_2021_47

 

12 July 2021

 

Dear Rebecca,

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 27 May 2021 concerning
the British Council’s communication strategy. Your request has been
handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and
has been passed to me for reply.

 

For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and
have provided our response underneath.

 

Under the FOIA, I would like to request documents containing the
following:

 

Current Communications strategy + implementation plan Current
Advocacy/Policy strategy + implementation plan Current Engagement strategy
+ implementation plan Current events strategy + implementation plan

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic here has been a delay to the 2021-22
communications strategy which will be ready in the autumn. However, I
enclose two documents on the British Council’s COVID_19 communications
strategy.

 

We are withholding some information from within the documents as the
exemption under section 40 (Personal data) sub-section (2) applies.

 

Section 40(2) allows a public authority to withhold information relating
to third parties if any of the conditions set out in sections 40(3A),
40(3B) and 40(4A) are satisfied.

 

Under the FOIA disclosure of this information would breach the first data
protection principle listed under section 35 of the Data Protection Act
(DPA) 2018, where the processing of personal data must be fair and lawful.

 

These are the only current communication strategies the British Council
has.

 

I hope you have found the information useful.

 

My I sincerely apologise for the delay in providing you with this
information.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)

Information Governance and Risk Management

British Council

Bridgewater House

58 Whitworth Street

Manchester

M1 6BB

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Witkowski Information Governance Advisor (Archives and Disclosure)
| Information Security, Governance & Risk Management

 

[3][email address]

 

[4]https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisat...

 

 

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