Like everyone else at this time, we are very conscious of the fact that public authorities, and ourselves, are currently focussing on minimising health risks and planning for the maintenance of essential services. We understand that resource implications, including redeployment of staff in some areas e.g. to help with tracing may affect the ability of public authorities to continue to deliver services within the normal timelines. We would ask requesters and appellants to bear this in mind please.
The easiest way to appeal is using our online form. Before you appeal please check that you are eligible to appeal.
Before you appeal, we recommend that you gather all records of your dealings with the public authority in relation to the request. If you have these records available in electronic form you will be able to upload them. If you are unable to do this, you can still appeal online and email or post them to us.
These usually include:
Please note that it is not possible to save a partly completed appeal form and revisit it later. You must make a complete appeal in a single session. Follow the guidelines below so that you are prepared.