Freedom of Information

The SIA proactively publishes a wide range of information; you may wish to search our website or our publication scheme to find out if the information you require has already been published.

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives you the right to access all information held by us, providing that information is not exempt from the Act. This does not include personal data (which is covered by the Data Protection Act) and environmental information (covered by the Environmental Information Regulations 2004).

If you wish to make an information request this should be in writing and you should be as specific as possible about the information you require. You should also include your name, address and the method by which we should respond (e.g. post, email etc.) if you have a preference.

You can find out more about your rights under the FOIA by consulting the Information Commissioner's Office- this link 

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Limits of Disclosure

We will disclose information wherever possible. However, in certain limited circumstances and only where there is a legal basis for doing so, exemptions to the general requirement to release information may be applied. Exemptions for withholding information are set out in Part II of the FOIA. In any case where information is refused, we will specify which exemption is being claimed and why. All requests for information will be carefully considered on their own merits and with close regard to the public interest.

How to make a request

All requests must be in writing. You will need to provide us with a contact email or postal address so we can reply to you. Providing your daytime contact telephone number can help us to get in touch with you quickly if we have any questions about your request.

We have produced a form that you can use to ask us for about our operations.

Download the information request form (download size: 25kb)

Please complete all sections of the information request form when making your request, providing as much detail as possible. Doing so will help us to locate the information and respond to you promptly.

Please return your completed form (with proof of identity if relevant) to:

Freedom of Information
Security Industry Authority
PO Box 74957
E14 1UG

Alternatively, you may prefer to use the Contact Us form on this website to submit your request - please select 'General Enquiry' as the category and 'Freedom of Information/DPA subject access request' as the topic. The contact us form will not allow you to attach documents to your enquiry.

Go to the contact us form

Provided we are in receipt of all necessary information, we will respond within 20 working days as required under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note that our responses to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act are published on this website.

See our published responses

If You Are Not Happy With Our Response

If we are unable to supply your requested information, we will write to you to explain why. You can seek a review of this decision by contacting us at the above address. If you remain dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request, you may contact the Information Commissioner's Office- this link 

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