Independent assurance for schools and academies
We offer a range of services to ensure you meet the responsibilities set out in the Academies Financial Handbook. You can rely on the expertise of our professionals who understand codes of ethics, standards and best practice.
Data protection officer (DPO)
We act as the DPO for over 500 schools across the country. Our service ensures you can manage your obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Find out more through our partners at North Yorkshire Education Services.
From 2020, government guidance changed, meaning that your school’s external auditor cannot undertake internal audit activities as well.
Veritau’s internal audit service will help you control your school’s finances, reducing the costs associated with hiring an in-house auditor. This is an important element of ensuring internal scrutiny.
We offer an annual fraud and whistleblowing service for schools focusing on prevention, detection and deterrence. If you have concerns about fraud, we also offer a specialist investigation service.
Risk management is an essential component of good governance and contributes to your overall assurance framework. We offer specialist risk management services for schools, including policy development, training, reviewing frameworks, running workshops, and providing advice and support.