Be fortified against Fraud

As if things aren’t bad enough at the moment, it’s a depressing fact that unscrupulous individuals are trying to take advantage of schools when they’re at their most hard pushed. The challenge of keeping the school safe while adopting remote ways of working is even more important.

The government is warning academies and local authorities to exercise caution when dealing with suppliers, following a 400 per cent rise in coronavirus-related fraud last month.

Fraud defence protocol at your school

We can help you by carrying out an audit of current processes at your school and putting a fraud defence protocol in place quickly. As longstanding providers of financial assurance in schools, we have extensive experience of assisting schools with their internal controls.

What is reviewed in the checklist?

We can provide a risk management assessment and have a checklist of measures that we would expect to see in place to counter areas such as cyber crime. Please see below:

  • Fraud awareness included in staff training?
  • User Data Access Rights & privileges
  • Cyber-crime susceptibility
  • Phishing scams
  • Finance Committee
  • Income
  • Purchases & invoice fraud
  • Bank details changes
  • General supplier change details
  • Home and mobile working
  • Risk Register & Risk Management
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Incident Management
  • IT systems

If you would like to discuss this further then please contact Doug Skinner
at or 0121 333 3132