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Freedom of Information and data protection resources for SFHA members

SFHA members have access to a range of resources to help them meet the requirements of Freedom of Information and data protection legislation. These have been developed in conjunction with legal specialists and relevant regulatory bodies, and include: template documentation; written guidance; sources to ring for further advice; and a forum to discuss current issues with peers.  


Get Governance

SFHA members have access to a range of resources to help them maintain the highest standards of governance. These have been developed in conjunction with industry specialists and informed by our membership. Relevant regulatory bodies were also consulted as appropriate to ensure that the materials help organisations meet regulatory and legislative requirements. The resources provided include: template documentation; practical tools; written guidance; and forums to discuss current issues and share good practice with peers.


SPSO Complaints handling KPIs delayed until 2022

In June 2021 the SPSO asked for comments on draft Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to accompany its Model Complaints Handling Procedures.  Following feedback received from SFHA and its members, the SPSO has decided to reconsider the KPIs with a view to streamlining these for introduction in 2022/23.


FOI and Data Protection Forum

A digital space for staff members who deal with FOI and/or Data Protection to discuss their experiences and seek advice from their peers within the sector is now available to SFHA members.


SFHA submits response to Social Housing Charter consultation

The SFHA has submitted its response to the Scottish Government's Social Housing Charter consultation.


Reminder: SFHA seeks member views on Charter consultation

SFHA is seeking member input to inform its response to the Scottish Social Housing Charter consultation. A feedback form for providing comments on specific Charter outcomes is now available, along with some further points to consider.


AGM and SGM Frequently Asked Questions

New SFHA guidance reflecting some of the most common questions that SFHA members have asked regarding holding an AGM or SGM in 2021 is now available.  This guidance was first released in July 2021 and then updated in August 2021.


Data Protection Officer Services for SFHA Members

Discounted services are available to SFHA members to help meeet the requirement to have in place a Data Protection Officer.


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Registered Social Landlords ‘responding well’ to FOI

The new report, Registered Social Landlords and FOI: One Year On, is informed by data from a survey of RSLs and subsidiaries and statistics reported by organisations across 2020. 


FOI Helpline Service exclusive to SFHA members

A free FOI helpline, provided by TC Young solicitors, is available exclusively to SFHA members. 


Updates to SFHA Internal Audit Guidance and Self-Assurance Toolkit now available

The toolkit provides refreshed goverance guidance for members. 


Scottish Government to review Social Housing Charter

Scottish Government to review Scottish Social Housing Charter.


Updates to Model Codes and Model EPB Policy now available

Next three documents released as part of SFHA's ongoing review of governance guidance documents.


SFHA Writes to UK Government on Virtual AGM provisions

On 30 March 2021, the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 allowing for virtual general meetings to take place expired. Earlier in the month, SFHA had written to UK Government asking for a further extension to this legislation, but SFHA received a response on 30 March confirming that the UK Government has no current plans to extend the legislation at this time.


SFHA Governance Guidance Review – Remaining Block 1 Documents Now Available

Governing Body Members' Annual Review Guidance, Senior Staff Succession Planning Guidance, and Governing Body Succession Planning and Recruitment Guidance now available.   


SFHA Governing Body Member Succession Planning and Recruitment Guidance

SFHA guidance on Governing Body Member Succession Planning and Recruitment is now available to all SFHA members.    This guidance, originally published in 2018, has been updated with input from a group of SFHA members. The revisions were drafted by Linda Ewart on behalf of SFHA.

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