Counter Fraud Conference - Bristol

Friday, 27 Oct 2017, 10:30 - 16:15


Whether it’s online or offline, fraud is a constantly-evolving criminal threat that is estimated to cost the sector £1.9bn every single year – money which is being siphoned off from charities and the beneficiaries they serve. While some charities lead the way with robust counter fraud policies, many struggle to stay ahead of the tactics used by fraudsters.   

As part of CFG’s 30th anniversary we have launched the Counter Fraud Campaign and are delighted to announce our Counter Fraud Conference to be held during Charity Fraud Awareness Week (23 – 27 October). 

The Counter Fraud Conference puts fraud, in all its forms, under the microscope and delves into how charities can fully embed a culture that will develop a proactive approach to fraud, and help safeguard them from fraud in the future.

This meeting is kindly hosted by:

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 Chair’s welcome 


 Scene setting 


 Cultivating a fraud culture

 To fully embed a counter fraud culture, staff need to be vigilant with checks and incorporate these activities into their everyday work. They also need to be fully trained to handle an event where fraud has taken place so that they can help prevent reputational and other damages.




 Internal fraud

What financial controls do you have in place to safeguard against internal fraud? Are they robust enough and how can you prevent fraud from taking place internally?

Jonathan Orchard, Sayer Vincent


 External fraud

How do you do due diligence on external suppliers and other 3rd party organisations that you may have contact with make sure they are legitimate.

Claire Smart, Procurement Director, The National Trust


Refreshment Break


 Fundraising and fraud

 Fundraising often takes place out of a need to give or raise money for a good cause. In cases where this is abused and money does not go where is it supposed to, what can be done to prevent it?

Peter Hill-Jones, Director of Compliance, Institute of Fundraising


Trouble shooting session


Chair’s close


End of conference

Venue Details


RSM Hartwell House 55-61 Victoria Street, BRISTOL, BS1 6AD

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Bookings & Prices


  • Non CFG Member Charity - £132.00;
  • CFG Charity Member - £101.00;

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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