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Classes of information

We publish information that we hold within the following classes. 

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

There are nine classes of information in the Publication Scheme - this is under review:

Class 1About the authority provides information about COPFS, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

Class 2How we deliver our functions and services provides information about our work, our strategy and polices for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

Class 3How the authority takes decisions and what it has decided provides information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

Class 4What the authority spends and how it spends it provides information about our strategy for and management of financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent)

Class 5How the authority manages its human, physical and information resources provides information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.

Class 6How the authority procures goods and services from external providers provides information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

Class 7How our authority is performing contains information about how the authority performs as an organisation and how well it delivers its functions and services.

Class 8Our commercial publications contains information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis. Please note that we do not hold or publish any information under this class.

Class 9: Our open data contains information about open data made available by COPFS as described by the Scottish Government's Open Data Resource Pack and available under an open licence. 

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can ask us for that information.