Overview

25 Nov, 20218:45 am-4:00 pm
Central London

This Forum will provide participants with the opportunity to examine successful methods of tackling fraud and corruption in the public sector. Attendees will be provided with an update from Cifas as well as hearing from fraud experts from the Cabinet Office. In addition, best practice practitioners will share guidance on implementing effective data matching practices, building an organisational counter-fraud culture, and developing the in-house capacity to recover public funds.

This in person conference will examine successful methods of tackling fraud and corruption in the public sector. Attendees will be provided with an update from Cifas on the ‘Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy 2020’ and hear from fraud experts from the Cabinet Office. In addition, best practice practitioners will share guidance on implementing effective data matching practices, building an organisational counter-fraud culture, and conducting effective fraud investigations.

This in person Conference will also feature a range of interactive sessions including live roundtables on the new normal in tackling fraud after the pandemic, as well as workshops on data matching and how to conduct fraud investigations.

What to expect

  • Updates from Cifas and the Cabinet Office on effectively tackling fraud
  • Structured and interactive networking sessions
  • Roundtable discussions focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on tackling fraud
  • Interactive questions and answers sessions using our interactive platform Mentimeter

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

Your  delegate ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive on demand sessions.

Other Speakers

Heidi Loren de Sousa photo
Heidi Loren de Sousa
Counter Fraud Apprenticeship Manager
CIPFA

Agenda

  • Live In Person Event
  • On Demand
8:45 am
Registration, Exhibition and Networking Breakfast
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address and Ice Breaker/Networking Introductions
  • Following an introduction from the Chair we’ll be kicking off this live, face to face event with interactive icebreakers designed to encourage early introductions ahead of further networking throughout the day.
  • Get to know fellow colleagues and participants and share your key learning objectives for the day.
  • Share your thoughts and ideas through live polling and comments using our interactive platform
  • Expect lots of interactivity with this being a brilliant opportunity to interact, network and learn from your peers in a safe, face to face environment
Branislav Hock
Branislav Hock
Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime
University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
10:00 am
Cabinet Office Address: The Next Steps in Tackling Public Sector Fraud
  • Learning lessons in Covid-19
  • The use of Risk, Intelligence and Data in Counter Fraud
  • Building capability and capacity
Laura Eshelby
Laura Eshelby
Deputy Director Public Sector Counter Fraud & GCF Profession,
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
10:20 am
Cifas Update: How can the Public Sector collaborate to tackle Fraud?
  • Exploring the ‘Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy for 2020’ and the blueprint it provides for a coordinated response to fraud
  • Understanding the types of risks local authorities are dealing with in relation to fraud, especially as a result of Covid-19
  • Highlighting how CIFAS is supporting the public sector in tackling fraud, through its fraud covid-19 screening service and advice and resources online
  • Sharing how collaboration across the public sector can support tackling fraud
Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
10:40 am
Interactive Questions and Answers Session

Engage with our keynote speakers and submit your questions using our interactive platform. Share your thoughts, challenges, and ideas for the keynote speakers and your peers to discuss.

11:00 am
Structured Networking Break and Refreshments
11:20 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Discussing Strategies for Embedding a Counter-Fraud Culture in Organisations

During this session, delegates will be encouraged to put forward questions and their common challenges for the panel to discuss through our interactive platform.

Panellists will discuss strategies for effectively embedding a counter-fraud culture in organisations, including measures for fraud prevention, risk management and detection.

  • Sharing key challenges organisations face in effectively embedding a counter-fraud culture and how to tackle them
  • Discussing how to embed anti-fraud, bribery and corruption measures effectively throughout an organisation
  • Highlighting the importance of robust governance and executive support in preventing and tackling fraud
  • Outlining effective measures for fraud prevention to help manage risk and prevent fraud from occurring in the first place
Lorraine Harris
Lorraine Harris
Fraud Prevention Lead
NHS Counter Fraud Authority
Invited
Pauline Smith
Pauline Smith
National Head of Action Fraud
City of London Police
Invited
Charlie Adan
Charlie Adan
Chair of the Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Board
LGA
Invited
Heidi Loren de Sousa
Heidi Loren de Sousa
Counter Fraud Apprenticeship Manager
CIPFA
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Workshop: Understanding how to Effectively Use Data to Detect and Prevent Fraud

During this ‘dialogue-led’ workshop, the National Fraud Initiative will outline how you can effectively use and harness data to prevent fraud in your organisation and work in partnership with them. Come armed with your questions and ideas to get the most out of this session.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Sharing how to work effectively with the National Fraud Initiative and how to get the most out of NFI matches
  • Exploring how data matching can be used effectively to help detect and prevent fraud
  • Understanding the data requirements and specifications necessary to work with the NFI
  • Outlining the role of the NFI in identifying and detecting covid-19 fraud and how this work is continuing in the post-pandemic environment
Emma MacLeod
Emma MacLeod
National Fraud Initiative
Cabinet Office
Invited
12:45 pm
Networking Lunch
1:45 pm
Workshop: Conducting Effective Fraud Investigations

During this ‘dialogue-led’ workshop, The Insolvency Service will share its process for conducting effective fraud investigations. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas for how to improve your own investigations and ensure you are equipped for investigating cases of fraud.

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Outlining how the Insolvency Service conducts investigations in partnership to fight fraud
  • Learn how to support fraud investigations in your organisation, collect evidence and understand your powers and rights
  • Learn how local authorities can work in partnership with central government to support investigations
Sarah Heath
Sarah Heath
Senior Investigator
The Insolvency Service
Invited
2:30 pm
Roundtable Discussions: The New Normal - Tackling Fraud Post Covid-19

During these roundtable discussions you will assess how the pandemic has impacted fraud, what has changed and the new normal for fraud prevention and detection. These sessions will allow you to assess the challenges faced by your organisation over the course of the pandemic and share insights and solutions with other delegates.

In this series you will be able to choose one roundtable to participate in. Each session will be chaired by a fraud specialist who will be able to offer key insights to enhance learning outcomes throughout the sessions:

Roundtable A: Lessons Learned from Covid-19 Fraud
Paul Bicknell
Paul Bicknell
Corporate Fraud Manager
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Invited
Roundtable B: Effective Risk Management in a post Pandemic World
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
Director of Finance, Investment & Risk
Croydon Council
Invited
Roundtable C: The Future of Fraud Prevention
Gemma Brown
Gemma Brown
Deputy Director of Counter Fraud and Compliance Directorate Operations
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Invited
3:30 pm
End of the Day Debrief and Chair’s Closing Address

During this short session, the chair will invite delegates to break into small groups to discuss the key themes that arose during the day and will provide an opportunity for delegates to share what they have learnt with peers.

Finally, the chair will provide some concluding remarks and share key takeaways from the day that delegates can look to implement within their organisations in the fight against fraud.

Branislav Hock
Branislav Hock
Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime
University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Conference Close
Case Study: Developing a Rapid Response Intervention to Fraud and Financial Crime
  • Outlining how the Rapid Response intervention works to focus on an individual organisation’s vulnerabilities
  • Exploring how the Rapid Response Taskforce is working to assess risk to organisations as workers return to offices post covid-19
  • Understanding the different vulnerabilities faced by an organisation including, human behaviour, digital security and physical security
  • Highlighting the importance of developing innovative approaches to tackling fraud and financial crime
Dr Nicola Harding
Dr Nicola Harding
Criminologist
Lancaster University
Invited
Dr Emily Cooper
Dr Emily Cooper
Geographer and Senior Lecturer in Policing and Criminal Investigation
University of Central Lancashire
Invited
Case Study: Effectively Tackling and Preventing Fraud at a Local Level

Hear from the London Borough of Barnet as they share key insights and learning outcomes from their fraud prevention strategy and risk management measures.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how the London Borough of Barnet has effectively implemented fraud prevention and risk management measures
  • Learn how the Borough of Barnet effectively used these measures to implement effective fraud prevention safeguards for delivering Covid-19 grant funding
  • Learn from best practice, to understand how to improve your post-event assurance work
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
Borough Counter Fraud Manager
London Borough of Barnet
Invited

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for Local and Central Government and the wider Public Sector. Typical job titles will include:

  • Heads of Audit or Internal Audit
  • Counter-Fraud and Corruption Managers
  • Heads of Assurance
  • Finance Directors
  • Chief Executives
  • Revenues and Benefits Managers
  • Case Managers
  • Operation Managers
  • Cabinet Members for Finance and Governance
  • Finance Officers
  • Investigating Officers
  • Procurement Business Managers
  • Account Managers
This Forum is also open to the Police, Health, Private and Voluntary Sectors to encourage networking and debate.

Pricing

  • Public Sector
    £395+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £325+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £275+ VAT
  • Private Sector
    £595+ VAT
If you feel you have received an incorrect price or for any enquiries please contact 020 3770 6580 or [email protected] prior to completing the booking.

Sponsorship

The Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy provides accredited education and trusted training in fraud prevention and investigation for professionals in the public and private sectors. An SFJ Awards Approved Learning Centre, we work with leading universities and industry experts to deliver postgraduate study, Ofqual-regulated qualifications, and specialist courses and training.