Preventing Fraud in Schools

Preventing Fraud in Schools

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: October 2016

Governors in maintained schools and trustees/directors in academies and free schools need to ensure that there are effective procedures in place to detract and deter fraudulent activity.


The DfE Schools Financial Health and Efficiency Toolkit has had a new module added to its Procurement Training for Schools. The Preventing Fraud in Schools module was published on October 21st and provides school leaders including governors with a toolkit including training materials that can be used to develop staff awareness of the issue.

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