Overview

Fraud and corruption in the public sector are growing issues that has cost the Government an estimated £33.2 billion and £58.8 billion between 2020-21, as reported by National Audit Office. It can also detrimentally affect the public’s trust and the effective functioning of vital services. This highlights the importance for organisations across the public sector to strengthen their responses to tackling fraud by working together, incorporating new technologies and developing anti-fraud working cultures. Public sector entities need to review policies and practices, fostering a united front against fraudulent activities, and becoming a bastion of trust, integrity, and effective service delivery for all residents.

 

  • According to Government data the cost of fraud and error against the public sector is possibly £33bn a year
  • Only 6% of the UK’s public bodies can demonstrate that they are achieving the expected value for money from their counter-fraud work according to UK Parliament
  • The government has invested an additional £1bn in reducing fraud and error loss since March 2021, according to the Public Sector Fraud Authority

 

Join us at EVENT NAME to hear the latest initiatives and collaborative approaches to developing counter-fraud policies. Engage with a series of best practice case studies and keynote addresses showcasing strategies for sharing data, working in partnership across public sector organisations, and tackling cyber fraud. You will also be able to share your experiences and challenges faced in improving fraud awareness across the public sector through networking with senior colleagues.

 

Why Attend:

  • High-level keynotes from leading fraud and corruption experts on support and practical strategies
  • Hear recommended best practice case studies from local organisations on working in partnership to tackle fraud
  • Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies to counter fraud and corruption
  • Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota
Agenda
  • Online Registration
  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Graham Brooks, Professor in Criminology and Anti-Corruption, University of West London (invited)

  • Keynote: Government Update: Latest Policies and Guidance on Tackling Fraud and Corruption

    • The latest updates current trends on fighting fraud and corruption in the public sector
    • Strategies to reinforce strong financial management and consistent internal and external audits
    • Promoting transparency around data and sharing tools to prevent and detect fraudulent activity
    • Developing an anti-fraud culture across the public sector that encourages a risk-awareness and whistleblowing

    Laura Eshelby, Deputy Director of Counter Fraud Policy, Cabinet Office (invited)

  • Keynote: Taking Action to Safeguard Financial Integrity and Minimise Losses from Error

    • Measures to minimise material misstatements caused by fraud and error when reporting finances
    • Guidance on reporting and fraud and error impact assessments to disclose the level of fraud risk and how it effects organisations differently
    • Developing clear channels of communication between fraud and error personnel and those responsible for policy design
    • Insights into using the Fraud and Error Audit Framework: measuring progress against the core components
    • Encouraging collaboration among organisations in sharing best practices for fraud and error prevention

    Joshua Reddaway, Director Fraud and Propriety, UK National Audit Office(CONFIRMED)

  • Key Supporter Session
  • Questions and Answers
  • Comfort Break
  • Keynote: Working in Partnership to Fight Fraud and Corruption Locally through a Whole-Systems Approach

    • Gaining executive support to ensure anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption measures are embedded through all levels of the organisation
    • Implementing fraud recovery and the use of civil sanctions to improve capability and capacity to punish offenders
    • Sharing data and information between agencies to allow for improved communication when detecting fraud
    • Introducing new structures to support the delivery of counter-fraud strategies, backed by enhanced communication, technology, and a proactive organisational culture

    Mike Haley, Chief Executive, Cifas (invited)

  • Case Study: Developing a Robust, Local Counter-Fraud Strategy

    • Prioritising the use of civil sanctions to deter fraudsters and reinforcing a proactive approach to preventing fraudulent activities
    • Working in partnership and consulting with the Monitoring Officer for legal action options to recover losses
    • Extending fraud prevention guidelines to all stakeholders, including Councillors, employees, and suppliers
    • Developing a structured approach to investigating allegations through robust risk assessment and appointment of Investigating Officers

    Marion Cameron, Deputy Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, Enfield Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break
  • Case Study: Deploying Fraud Risk Assessment to Optimise Audit, Counter Fraud, and Tech Strategies in Modern Workplaces

    • Utilising assessment results to direct general audit and use counter fraud resources effectively
    • Monitoring emerging fraud risks and addressing the implications of hybrid working and heightened work pressures on opportunities for fraudulent activities
    • Integrating data matching exercises within domains such as procurement, payroll, and insurance to enhance fraud detection
    • Employing technology to automate data collection and minimise manual reporting to improve precision and fortify measures against fraud

    Adrian Thompson, Chief Internal Auditor, Norfolk County Council (invited)

  • Case Study: Embracing Technology: Sharing Intelligence to Stay Ahead in the Fight Against Fraud

    • Using newly developed AI technologies and data to stay ahead of fraudsters: key tips and advice
    • Sharing examples of new technologies used to identify new cases and reduce investigation times
    • Providing staff training and development to maximise the effectiveness of antifraud technology
    • Highlighting strategies for engaging users to ensure that the technology is utilised to its full potential
    • Sharing best practice with other regions or councils to foster a broader impact in the fight against fraud

    Nick Jennings Head of Service, Shared Anti-Fraud Service, Hertfordshire Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers
  • Breakout Networking: Addressing Challenges and Sharing Best Practices for Enhanced Protection Against Fraud

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in providing the best protection to those most at risk. Share your experiences, and best practices and encourage cross-sector collaboration.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Enhancing Cyber Resilience: A Comprehensive Approach to Safeguarding Against Online Fraud

    • Training staff to proficiently recognise phishing emails and instructing them on the optimal techniques for reporting and mitigating such threats
    • Measures to ensure that devices remain current with the latest security updates, applications and operating systems
    • Establishing clear channels of communication for reporting suspicious activities and potential security incidents
    • Conducting employee training programs to enhance cybersecurity awareness and practices within an organisation

    Paul Grimes, Cyber Security Manager, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (invited)

  • Case Study: Embedding and Cultivating a Resilient Counter Fraud and Corruption Culture

    • Establishing a diverse team by bringing together professionals with a range of backgrounds
    • Recognising the managerial responsibilities in counter fraud and insights into the ‘Manager’s Handbook’
    • Delivering targeted fraud awareness training in high-risk areas to encourage reporting to the counter fraud team
    • Working in partnership with other external organisations and councils through sharing best practices

    Steve Sparkes, Head of Solihull Audit Services, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (invited)

  • Case Study: Fostering Community Resilience: Advice and Fraud Prevention Support for the Vulnerable and Elderly

    • Forming partnerships with local police fraud teams and trading standards to address the fraud against elderly people
    • Training ex-police officers to deliver prevention advice around doorstep crimes and scams to health and social care workers
    • Building a sustainable network of trained frontline workers to continually address and prevent fraud
    • Implementing the role of health and social care workers in the prevention of fraud to protect vulnerable clients

    Paul Golley, Northants Police Crime Prevention Team Leader, Northamptonshire Office of Police, Fire and Crime (invited)

  • Questions and Answers
  • Chair’s Closing Address
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be those working to tackle fraud in the Public Sector. *This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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