Overview

13 Jul, 20229:30 am-4:00 pm
Online Training

The Government estimates that fraud and error costs the public sector £31-£50 billion every year, and £4.9 billion was lost in Covid loan fraud. This online, interactive training course will equip public sector counter fraud professionals with the skills to effectively use data and analytics to detect and prevent fraud.

The Government estimates that fraud and error costs the public sector £31-£50 billion every year, and £4.9 billion was lost in Covid loan fraud. This online, interactive training course will equip public sector counter fraud professionals with the skills to effectively use data and analytics to detect and prevent fraud.

As the sophistication of fraud schemes continues to grow, data sharing can be used to prevent fraud by data matching, improve detection of fraud by sharing intelligence, and enable recovery in cross-organisational schemes. As of Summer 2021, the Cabinet Office Counter Fraud Function’s data pilots had reduced fraud by £90 million. The 2022 Spring Budget announced £48.8 million of additional funding to step up the detection of fraud, and improve recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of data sharing and analytics in the prevention and detection of fraud
  • Know how to capture, access, and share data to support your counter fraud function
  • Learn how to use data and analytics to improve your own fraud prevention policies
  • Understand best practice for using data to detect and prevent fraud, and for sharing data with other organisations

 

About the Trainer:

Rachael is Director of Public Sector at Cifas and also oversees the Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy. Rachael was Head of Audit and Counter Fraud in 3 London Boroughs. At the National Fraud Authority, Home Office in 2010 as Head of Public Sector Fraud she researched and drafted the first local government counter fraud strategy Fighting Fraud Locally (FFL) and created pilot data hubs using partnerships. In 2013 she joined the MoD as manager of the Fraud Defence Unit.

In 2014 she created the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre – creating qualifications and services, drafting the second FFCL Strategy for HMG. Rachael is a well-known speaker and author on counter fraud and corruption, sitting on a number of industry Boards. She is the Independent Person for Standards and Ethics at the LB Tower Hamlets. In 2017 she won the Stella Walsh Award “Lifetime Achievement in Countering Fraud”. Rachael occasionally hosts a spot on CLGdotTV interviewing other counter fraud experts.

Agenda

Logging on and Accessing the Platform
9:30 am
Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

Note that all of today’s sessions will be interactive, and attendees will have regular opportunities to pose questions to our experts, have their concerns heard, and leave the day equipped to improve access and participation at their institutions.

Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
10:00 am
Session 1: Introduction and Objective Setting: Using Data within your Counter Fraud Function

This session will discuss:

  • The role of data in shaping an effective counter fraud response
  • How to access data and data services to detect and prevent fraud
  • Capturing and interpreting data, and building an understand of what data represents in the context of fraud
Nick Jennings
Nick Jennings
Head of Service - Shared Anti-Fraud Service
Hertfordshire County Council
Confirmed
Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
10:45 am
Morning Break
11:00 am
Session 2: Working with the National Fraud Initiative to Prevent and Detect Fraud

This session will discuss:

  • The role of the Digital Economy Act in sharing data to prevent fraud
  • Best practice case study examples of using data sharing and the NFI to detect and prevent internal and external fraud
  • The future role of data in preventing and detecting fraud, and how to work with the NFI effectively
Rich Wentel
Rich Wentel
Deputy Director, Counter Fraud Data Analytics & National Fraud Initiative
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
11:30 am
Session 3: Using Data to to Identify Fraudsters at the NFIB

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) sits alongside Action Fraud within the City of London Police which is the National policing lead for economic crime. The NFIB use data matching to identify who is committing the fraud that is reported to Action Fraud.

This session will discuss:

  • How to report fraud and cybercrime to the NFIB through Action Fraud
  • How data matching is used to identify serial offenders, organised crime groups and find emerging crime types
  • How public sector organisations can work with the NFIB to improve fraud prevention and detection nationally
Oliver Shaw
Oliver Shaw
Detective Superintendent
City of London Police
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Session 4: Local Authority Case Study

In this session, a Local Authority will share how they have used data to improve their fraud prevention practices.

1:40 pm
Session 5: Using Data to Shape Fraud Prevention Policies

This session will discuss:

  • The role of data in predictive analytics, visualisation, and policy and planning
  • How to use data to identify priorities and shape policy to better prevent fraud
  • Understanding data quality and the limits of analytics capabilities
Jamie Branch
Jamie Branch
Corporate Anti-Fraud Team Manager
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Confirmed
Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
2:25 pm
Afternoon Break
2:40 pm
Session 6: Breakout Discussions

In this session, delegates will split into breakout rooms to:

  • Discuss with other delegates some of the barriers that have prevented them from implementing fraud detection and prevention measures so far
  • Share knowledge, opportunities, and challenges of implementation thus far
  • Develop strategic plans to improve fraud detection and prevention
  • Discuss how best to engage key stakeholders to ensure your strategy is understood and supported
Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
3:25 pm
Feedback, Evaluation, and Close
Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
3:40 pm
Training Close

*programme subject to change

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