Freedom of Information and Data Protection

The Freedom of Information Act 2000, which came into force on 1 January 2005, makes it easier for you to get information about the Commission.

Making a Request

Submit your request in writing stating clearly what information you want. Don't forget to provide your contact details so we can reply to your request.  Requests can be made via email or letter to:

Commission for Victims and Survivors
4th Floor
Equality House
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
Belfast BT2 7DP

Tel: 028 9031 1000
Email: commission@cvsni.org

Responding to Requests

Once we receive your request, we must reply, in writing, within 20 working days.  In our reply, we must confirm whether or not we hold the information, and either provide you with the information requested or explain why it is not being provided.

We may charge a fee before supplying the information you request. If so, we'll write to you giving details of the amount you must pay.

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 public sector organisations such as the Commission have to routinely publish information whenever possible.

The Commission's Publication Scheme can be viewed by clicking here.

Data Protection

As a public authority the Commission for Victims and Survivors is required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).  Our Data Protection Officer is Craig Gartley, Head of Corporate Services.

As DPO, Craig is tasked with monitoring compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws, our data protection policies, awareness-raising, training, and audits.  Craig also acts as a contact point for the Information Commissioners Office.

If you have any questions regarding the information we hold as an organisation, or regarding data protection, you can contact Craig on 028 90 31 1000 or commission@cvsni.org