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Attend Tackling Fraud in the Charity Sector as a standalone one-day training course, or book onto the Voluntary Finance Conference 2019 to receive a discount when booking onto the training course. Contact [email protected] for more information

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09:15 - 16:15
Thursday 21 November 2019
Central London
Overview
Agenda
Speaker Bios

For a limited time we are offering 10% discounts for the first 8 delegates on the course. To take advantage of this discount, enter code SFV2PKC when completing your booking.

It is estimated that fraud against UK charities could be as much as £2.3bn. In 2018 The Charity Commission has published a report on insider fraud suggesting that most charity fraud cases are enabled by the organisation having a lack of appropriate controls. Therefore, with reported fraud rising at an alarming rate it is vital for charities of all shapes and sizes to protect their income and assets by building strong defences.

Join this Tackling Fraud in the Charity Sector training course to find out not only what types of fraud can affect your organisation but most importantly what measures you can take to prevent it. This training will provide those operating within the sector with practical advice on how to implement a counter fraud policy in your organisation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Find out about different and varied fraud activities that can affect you from within and outside of organisation
  • Learn about modern strategies of counteracting fraud and, as well as, investigating instances of fraud and learning from experience
  • Discover how other organisations are incorporating fraud prevention strategies into their everyday operations
  • Create a comprehensive plan on how you can implement fraud prevention strategies and framework in your organisation

Trainer

Dave Carter, DirectorCharity Fraud Solutions

Dave has been Head of Counter Fraud for two major international charities, where he was brought into new roles to design, build and then run their global counter fraud functions.

In both organisations Dave had global responsibility for fraud and crime management, including awareness raising, reporting and detecting, responding and prevention – plus leading on investigations. He devised and implemented the key strategies which allowed for this risk to be management in hostile environments, and on occasions during the worst humanitarian disasters that have occurred in modern times.

The majority of Dave’s career was spent within the City of London Police, where he served for 14 years, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector.

 

Time
Session Title
09:15
Registration
09:45
Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

Dave Carter, DirectorCharity Fraud Solutions (CONFIRMED)

10:00
What is Fraud and Why is it Important
  • Providing an understanding of what fraud is, including discussion on other relevant and related topics
  • Discussing how economic situation can affect patterns of fraud and when you can expect increase in fraudulent activities, i.e. during the recession
  • Providing an overview as how these incidents impact on a charity, and why it is important to both organisations and individuals
  • Providing comprehensive analysis on what types of fraud affect the charity sector including false representation, bribery & corruption, and managing conflicts of interest
  • Discussing the real-life examples of fraud cases and what can we learn from them
11:15
Morning Beak
11:30
Case Study: Developing an Effective Counter-Fraud Strategy within a Charity
  • Creating a professional counter-fraud function to manage fraud cases and historic allegations in order to improve public confidence in financial management in the voluntary sector
  • Formulating a new fraud reporting procedure to ensure the recording of incidents and support capacity for formal investigations
  • Enhancing fraud awareness and financial procedures, leading to a rise in reported cases across the charity
  • Sharing insights in the challenges and opportunities resulting from the design and implementation of a counter-fraud function within a charity

Robert Browell, Counter Fraud Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support (CONFIRMED)

12:30
Lunch
13:15
Modern Strategies and Approaches to Countering Fraud
  • Implementing fraud risk assessment to scope the scale of existing and potential fraud opportunities
  • Developing an anti-fraud culture and informing your staff about any activities related to prevention
  • Creating robust deterrent effect by providing strong perceived anti-fraud stance and arrangements across the organisation
  • Putting in place strategies to detect fraud through effective whistleblowing arrangements to deter insider fraud
  • Enabling effective fraud investigation process in an expert, fair and objective manner
  • Learning from incidents of fraud and implements recommendations following the investigation
14:30
Afternoon Break
14:45
Implementing Effective Controls and Fraud Prevention Plan in Your Organisation
  • Identifying fraud by highlighting the different types of ref flags, and how to respond to them
  • Profiling a fraudster; who is likely to commit fraud and understand why
  • Examining legislation and resources that are designed to support charities in preventing fraud and mitigating outcomes
  • Discussing who is responsible for fraud prevention in your organisation and why good practice in fraud risk management matters
  • Measuring how well the organisation is protected from fraud and reviewing your own strategy and how it can be improved
  • Analysing how your organisation can take more proactive approach to fraud based on your internal structures and policies
  • Setting a strategic fraud prevention plan that you can implement in your organisation to decrease possibility of fraud and increase resilience
15:30
Short Exercise in Identifying Fraud Risks and Mitigations in Your Organisation
16:00
Feedback, Evaluation & Close

*Programme subject to change

Dave Carter

Director, Charity Fraud Solutions

Dave has been Head of Counter Fraud for two major international charities, where he was brought into new roles to design, build and then run their global counter fraud functions.

In both organisations Dave had global responsibility for fraud and crime management, including awareness raising, reporting and detecting, responding and prevention – plus leading on investigations. He devised and implemented the key strategies which allowed for this risk to be management in hostile environments, and on occasions during the worst humanitarian disasters that have occurred in modern times. Travelling extensively, Dave built a global team to support the operational function, to provide reassurance to trustees & donors, and to ensure compliance with legal & regulatory responsibilities.

The majority of Dave’s career was spent within the City of London Police, where he served for 14 years, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. Most of this time was spent as a detective investigating serious and major crime, including homicide, until he moved into the Economic Crime Directorate of what is the national lead force for fraud. Whilst there he specialised in international fraud, especially those involving organised crime groups targeting uk banks, whilst head of the specialist unit, the Dedicated Cheque & Plastic Crime Unit.

Dave is a member of the Charity Commission’s Charities Against Fraud Group and a Special Advisor to the Fraud Advisory Panel.


Robert Browell

Counter Fraud Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support

Bob is the Counter Fraud Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support. He has over 35years experience of investigating, managing and reporting fraud in the public sector.

Professionally he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a qualified ‘Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist’ through Portsmouth University.

During his career Bob worked for several Government Departments before rising to become the Head of Counter-Fraud for the Skills Funding Agency. Prior to leaving the Civil Service he also worked closely with the Cabinet Office and the National Fraud Authority providing advice and guidance in their initiative to ‘Eliminate Fraud in the Public Sector’.

Prior to joining Macmillan Bob worked for the Hertfordshire Constabulary designing and introducing an effective Bail Management Process.

Consequently Bob possess a wide range of specialist skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications relating to the fraud investigation environment which he is now utilising for the benefit of the charity sector.