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Policy (48)View All

GDPR Model Documentation, Guidance Notes and FAQs - Updated

In 2018, SFHA and GWSF commissioned TC Young to produce guidance and model documentation to assist members in meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).   Since then, legislative changes - including the Freedom of Information Act 2002 (FOISA) from 11 November 2019 - have necessitated an update to this guidance which is now available to all members.  An updated FAQ document and additional guidance based on queries we have received over the past year, is also included.

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Template FOI Documentation and Guidance Notes

Template FOI Documentation and Guidance Notes are now available to all SFHA members. 

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Annual Assurance Statement Suggested Clauses

Following on from the publication of the Self-Assurance Toolkit in July 2019, SFHA has commissioned Linda Ewart to draft some suggested clauses for use in Annual Assurance Statements.   The guidance is now available on the SFHA website.

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Further Freedom of Information (FOI) guidance and upcoming programme

  In early August, we shared with members our Open All Hours publication, that provided a template guide to information to aid with meeting the publication requirement under FOI.   We are pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with TC Young to provide further guidance and services in relation to FOI and data protection.  

Update to Open All Hours available now

In 2016, SFHA and GWSF jointly commissioned Open All Hours – A Model Publication Framework for Housing Associations and Co-operatives.   The guidance was developed to provide guidance and recommendations about the range of information that should be readily available to tenants, customers and members of the public – especially through publication on websites. An update to this guidance, reflecting the publication requirements under Freedom of Information legislation is now available to all SFHA and GWSF members.  

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SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit now available

The SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit is now available to all social landlords.   The toolkit has been developed in conjunction with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).

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Self-Assurance Toolkit - July 2019

The SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit is now available to all social landlords.   The toolkit has been developed in conjunction with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).

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Update on Self-Assurance Toolkit - May 2019

SFHA Leading on the development of Self-Assurance Toolkit in conjunction with Scottish Housing Regulator, GWSF and ALACHO

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News (139)View All

Grampian Housing Association elects new Chair and Vice Chair

Dr Abhishek Agarwal has been elected as new Chair while Jim Cargill takes over as Vice Chair.

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Data Protection Officer (DPO) services

When Freedom of Information “goes live” for RSLs on 11 November, this will bring with it the requirement to employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).    SFHA is aware that this requirement has been causing members some concern, particularly for smaller organisations with limited resources.   As there are limitations on who can carry out the role – such as it can never be the Chief Executive – this has left some of our members feeling like they have no one internal who can carry out the role. SFHA has negotiated three packages of support at heavily discounted rates for SFHA members.   As different members will have different needs, we recognised it was important to ensure different options were available.   

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Ardenglen members told of “continuous improvement” at AGM

CEO Audrey Simpson spoke of “change and progress”.

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Arklet tenants say yes to merger

Arklet to merge with Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.  

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New Chairperson for Port of Leith Housing Association

Vice Chair Caitlin McCorry has now been appointed Chairperson of the association.

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Housing Scotland and Spotlight magazine: Summer 2019

Now available online for SFHA members.

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Governance succession planning and diversity

By Charles Turner, Chief Executive of Thenue Housing Association, and member of G8 Group. G8 representatives will deliver a session at this year’s SFHA Governance Conference in September.

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