Independent assurance for schools and academies
We offer a range of services to ensure you meet the responsibilities set out in the Academies Trust 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.
Data protection services for schools and academies – Veritau brochure
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 our corporate fraud service to schools and academies focusing on prevention, detection and deterrence. If you have concerns about fraud, we can conduct one-off investigations, no matter how sensitive the topic.
Whistleblowing goes further than fraud, and can focus on many types of “wrongdoing”. It’s important that academies have a whistleblowing policy in place and that staff know how to raise a concern.
Veritau’s team offers a specialist annual whistleblowing support package for academies.
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.