How it works

You have the right to request information from any publicly-funded body, and get answers. Demo Alaveteli helps you make a Freedom of Information request. It also publishes all requests online.

  1. Use this site to make your request for information – we'll show you how.

  2. We'll drop you an email as soon as your request gets a response.

  3. We publish it all online. Great! Now you have your answer, and everybody else can access it too.

What information has been requested?

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Latest news and campaigns

Parents for Inclusive Education are on a mission — with the help of FOI

Parents for Inclusive Education NI have used FOI requests to every primary school, to gather information about organisation providing religious information to pupils. The aim? Better informed parents.

Statement on the proposed ICO fine to PSNI

The ICO have today announced that they intend to fine the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) for their accidental release of staff’s personal information in August 2023. This data was released in response to a Freedom of Information request made using WhatDoTheyKnow. mySociety is a charity; we run WhatDoTheyKnow as a vital tool to…

Creating datasets from FOI data

Responses obtained from a widespread FOI project can be difficult to analyse, until they are sorted into neat datasets. This allows you to make valid comparisons, pull out accurate statistics and ultimately ensure your findings are meaningful. In our third seminar within the Using Freedom of Information for Campaigning and Advocacy series, we heard from…

Telling stories with FOI data

In the second seminar of our Using Freedom of Information for Campaigning and Advocacy series, we learned how to use information from FOI requests to create stories and further your cause.  First, we heard the experience of two different campaign groups — Privacy International and Climate Emergency UK — in getting their stories into the…

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