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SFHA Responds to Scottish Government FOI Consultation

SFHA has submitted a brief response to the Scottish Government's consultation considering further extension of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

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Model Rules Review - Update

Many thanks to all who fed into the SFHA review of the Model Rules.   We are now in the final stages of the process.  

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Request for Feedback on Self-Assurance Toolkit

SFHA has forwarded a survey to all member Chief Executives asking for feedback on the Self-Assurance Toolkit.   This is with a view to making any necessary revisions to the Toolkit to make it more user friendly.   

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SFHA Engagement with SIC and Scottish Government Regarding Subsidiaries

We recently surveyed members about communications with the Scottish Information Commissioner relating to subsidiaries.  Many thanks to all of those who responded, and we have since met with the Scottish Information Commissioner and written to Scottish Government regarding the application of the act to care subsidiaries in particular.   

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Scottish Government Consultation on Further FOI Extension

Scottish Government is consulting on potential further extension of FOI to other bodies.   Whilst this consultation is not directly about our sector and is extremely broad, the consultation paper makes reference to care and potentially extending to bodies who are contracted by public bodies.   

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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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Professor Paddy Gray appointed GHA vice chair

Professor Paddy Gray took up his new role at Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), part of Wheatley Group, last week.

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Scottish Housing Regulator sets out risks

The regulator’s annual risk assessment is the main way it works to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and service users.

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Regulator publishes new guide for tenants and service users

The new, short guide has been written to help people find out more about the regulator’s work.

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FOI Helpline Service exclusive to SFHA members

Free FOI helpline, provided by TC Young solicitors, available exclusively to SFHA members. 

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DGHP tenants vote in favour of partnership with Wheatley Group

A total of 95.5% of DGHP tenants who voted in the ballot did so in support of the plans which will bring together Scotland’s two largest registered social landlords (RSLs).

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SHR achieves Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Cyber Essentials Plus is designed to help organisations guard against cyber-attack and demonstrate their commitment to cyber security.  

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Implications of FOI extension on RSLs and Lobbying Act

The effect of the 2002 act’s extended coverage is that registered social landlords which fall under the definition in the Housing (Scotland) 2010 act will therefore no longer be engaged in ‘regulated lobbying’ for the purposes of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016.   

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Scottish Housing Regulator publishes updated list of statutory managers

List will be in place for three years and will be kept under review

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