Youth Business International (YBI) believes in accountability and transparency as a way of building partnerships and ensure that everyone we work with is informed in all we do.
This policy sets out the information that Youth Business International (Registered Charity no. 1123946) will make publicly available, both through our website and on request. It also sets out information that is excluded from this policy and how to appeal decisions relating to some types of exclusions. It is informed by best practice within the UK international development sector and existing legislation in the UK. This includes:
Overall accountability for the implementation of this policy will lie with the Finance and Operations Director or with a staff member whom the Chief Executive Officer may appoint for this matter. Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of all staff within Youth Business International. Specific accountabilities are as follows:
This document was created: July 18, 2016. This policy was discussed and approved by the Senior Management Team on February 9th, 2017 It is owned by: Finance and Operations Director It is due for review: In a year’s time from approval
YBI takes part in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources in order to increase their effectiveness in tackling poverty. Our financial and programmatic data is published in a format that is compliant with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. IATI has developed and agreed a common, open, international standard – the IATI standard. This standard is designed to make aid-related information simpler and easier to understand, to compare and to use, so that aid information will be useful to all stakeholders. Youth Business International’s financial and programmatic data is also published in the IATI Registry.
YBI publishes detailed information, including overviews of our Strategic Plan, Staff and Senior Management Team and Trustee Board. Included on our website is a comprehensive Annual Review. Please consult this document for more detailed information. On our website you will also find resources including but not limited to:
You can make your request by phone on +44 (0)20 3326 2060 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (UK time), or via email to email@example.com, or in writing to the following address: Youth Business International (YBI) 4th Floor, 11 Belgrave Road, SW1V 1RB London, United Kingdom We will reply to requests as soon as possible. Normally, within 5 working days either with the requested information or an explanation as to why it cannot be provided. Response will take no longer than 30 working days. We reserve the right to ask the reason for the information request.
Youth Business International is subject to the Data Protection Act. We are unable to disclose personal private data covered by this legislation without consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so. For more information, please see our Data Protection Policy.
As a charity, Youth Business International is not a public body and therefore is not subject to the UK’s Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, Youth Business International is committed to working to increase the openness and availability of the information listed in this policy.
Youth Business International is committed to supporting trustees, staff and volunteers to value transparency and open information and to ensuring that we have cost-efficient systems in place to make information available, including our website. YBI will regularly review the information we provide as well as the requests we receive for information, using learning to guide a process of continuous improvement.
If you request information from us, we may not be able to provide you will all the information you require. If all or part of the information you have requested falls under one of the following categories, we will write and let you know the reason why we will not share it. You will have the opportunity to appeal this decision through our complaints procedure for some categories, indicated below:
This policy is for information only, and therefore is not a binding contract and does not confer legal rights on any person. Youth Business International reserves intellectual property rights for information and materials provided under this policy, including those materials distributed under an open license. Any request to reproduce copyrighted material should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can request a review of any decision under this policy to withhold information by Youth Business International to Finance and Operations Director. As Youth Business International is not a public body, there is no right of appeal to the Information Commissioner. If you consider YBI is acting illegally, you may complain to the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
All Youth Business International members, service users and the general public have the right of complaint in respect of Youth Business International’s services and activities, members, some categories of exclusions within Youth Business International’s open information policy or specific conditions of membership.
Listening and responding to feedback is very important to Youth Business International. If you are dissatisfied with our response to your information request, the person making the request may ask for a review of this determination by writing to the same email address (email@example.com). The request for review will be considered by at least one member of the Senior Management Team and one member of the Board of Trustees, whose decision will be final. Every request for reviews will be acknowledged, and a final determination will be provided within 28 calendar days of receipt of the appeal.