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Fraud Prevention and Investigation
Fraud in any organisation can be damaging both financially and reputationally and every pound that is lost through fraud cannot be spent on providing vital services and can contribute to increasing financial pressures.

Schools are not only at risk of fraud by those who work for them for example staff embezzling funds or committing payroll fraud but can often be the victim of fraud through procurement or mandate fraud.
By providing a reliable, cost-effective investigative solution, we can help you to:

• Identify the risk of fraud is within your organisation?

• Investigate allegations of fraud and make an impact?

We will work with you to develop a strong anti-fraud culture within your School, helping you to raise awareness of how and why fraud occurs, and its impact on your business. As experts in fraud prevention and investigation, we will help you to assess and manage the fraud risks within the school environment.

Where allegations of fraud have been made, we will work closely with you to provide a swift and robust response. We will investigate the allegations thoroughly, and report our findings to you in a timely manner and in accordance with relevant legislation.

A robust approach to fraud prevention and investigation not only demonstrates that you are determined to respond to individual allegations, but also offers a strong deterrent factor against future instances of fraud.

 

Fraud Prevention and Investigation
We can help you to reduce your School’s exposure to any potential fraud by offering the following services or any specific aspects required:

Fraud Investigation;

  • Carry out investigations in relation to any allegation of fraud received within your School. We will investigate in accordance with legislation as well as schools approved Policies and Procedures, gathering evidence as is appropriate. We can take witness statements, conduct static/ mobile surveillance and conduct both informal and formal (recorded “PACE compliant) interviews with suspects and witnesses as required.

Fraud Prevention;

  • Help you to develop an effective Counter Fraud and Corruption Strategy that will be fit for purpose and provide guidance on a range of policies and procedures to underpin this Strategy (for example Whistleblowing, Bribery, Gifts & Hospitality)
    • Provide strategic and operational advice, support and guidance on fraud prevention and detection related matters by way of a fraud advice line.
  • Deliver fraud awareness training to enable your staff, particularly those staff who deal with school finances on a daily basis, to help them to understand exactly what fraud is, where the risks might be and the impact that fraud might have on your school
    • Deliver bespoke fraud awareness training to Governors to help them to understand their role and responsibilities, giving them a better understanding of exactly what fraud is, where the risks might be and the impact that fraud might have on their school
  • To undertake fraud prevention ‘health checks’, advising on internal controls (implementation, review and testing of existing procedures), ensuring controls are effective and robust and recommending any fraud control improvements which might be required.
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