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Five Steps to Counter Fraud in Academies

By Rachael Tiffen, Head of Counter Fraud, CIPFA

Over the past few years, I have listened to colleagues in the counter fraud field talk about fraud in schools and academies. As a former Head of Audit, I am aware of the common risks for educational establishments and the limited resources they have to tackle fraud once it is in the system.

Many establishments do not have enough staff (or skills) to launch investigations or offer the full range of segregation of duties. However, putting in place some baseline prevention techniques could prevent a fraud and deter those that may take advantage of opportunities.

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