You can send the local authority a request to access your personal data, to check if data about you exists, be told of the content and source of personal data, and update, correct or delete your personal data.
Local authorities publish schemes to outline their commitment to make information available to the public outside of information provided under Freedom of Information law. This includes information about the local authority structure and its management, the services it provides, decisions and financial information.
You can send the local authority a request to access official records. You can also ask that your personal records are amended or deleted if they are incorrect or misleading. You have the right to request reasons for decisions taken by the local authority which affect you and the right to appeal the decision.
Local authorities respond to the Office of the Ombudsman about complaints from the public relating to unresolved issues with the local authority such as an undue delay failing to take action on local authority matters.