Focus on Fraud Awareness for Schools

Empowering staff to help significantly reduce losses from fraud & help protect your school’s reputation

Creating an anti-fraud culture throughout your school that helps protect budgets and performance standards.

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Meritec’s Focus on Fraud Awareness for Schools is a small way to make a big difference

  • Even back in 2013 there were 206 detected fraud cases at an estimated cost of £2.3m defrauded from schools within the UK (The Audit Commission).
  • Current economic pressures are likely to have had a significant impact on increasing these figures.
  • The increasing educational pressures on UK schools make them a common target for fraudsters.
  • Typical types of fraud which take place in schools include theft of assets, income or information, false accounting, manipulation of financial processes, fraud by external organisations and corruption and bribery.

How much is not raising staff awareness around fraudulent activity costing your school?

Procurement fraud alone can costs schools £000’s before even considering other types of fraud which are prevalent across the UK.

The Schools edition of Focus on Fraud Awareness enables education providers to quickly and cost effectively raise staff awareness of fraudulent activities throughout the organisation, thus mitigating risks and minimising potential losses. 

Early identification of actual or potential frauds by 'fraud aware' staff can provide a rapid return on this investment in learning.

Making learning easy & rewarding for your staff with our cloud-based platform

  • Customised content for your school
  • Interactive features to aid learner understanding
  • 24 x 7 x 365 access via PC, laptop, mobile or tablet
  • Management dashboard with learner usage and feedback
  • SCORM compliance for secure hosting by Meritec or on-premise
  • Optional mobile app for harder-to-reach learners

Positive outcomes for your School

  • Reduce losses from fraud – timely fraud referrals can save your school £000s in financial losses and minimise the costs of a damaged reputation.
  • Minimise training costs – digital learning facilities enable timely delivery of quality learning to large numbers of individuals.
  • Create an anti-fraud culture – an awareness initiative driven from the top of the organisation shows a commitment to preventing fraudulent activity through creating a culture of vigilance.
  • Improve the use of resources – staff fulfil their training needs at a pace that suits them, and provides them with the skills to spot warning signs early.

A small price to pay for reducing losses from fraud and protecting your school from reputational damage.

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Focus on Fraud Awareness for Schools has helped us provide greater awareness of how to detect and prevent fraud or corruption to those working within a School environment.

Feedback from Schools has been overwhelming with positive comments including ‘very clear, well laid out course’ and ‘very useful for all school staff and headteachers and governors too’.

Participants found the learning provided a good level of detail on the warning signs of fraud and supporting internal controls. The case studies were found to be useful and relevant to the environment with the exercises helping to check and confirm understanding.

Craig Price
Principal Group Auditor - Birmingham City Council

Here are some of the organisations already subscribing to Focus on Fraud Awareness

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