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Counter-Fraud

Counter-Fraud Hub

It is estimated that fraud costs the UK economy in excess of £190 billion pounds every year. This represents more than the combined UK Government annual budgets for Health and Defence. In recent years large organisations, like King’s, have been encouraged to be more vigilant with regard to detecting fraud in their own activities.

It is a requirement of the Office for Students that universities have regard to arrangements to control and minimise the potential for fraud in their institutions.  King’s has a number of policies and procedures which have the minimisation of the potential for fraud and other acts of dishonesty as their objective, or set out the mechanisms by which allegations of this kind of activity will be investigated and reported.

This page is designed as a ‘hub’ to signpost stakeholders to those policies and procedures, as well as to other sources of information or good practice guidance.

The university uses a number of means to proactively monitor for fraud in its systems and processes, particularly its financial systems. However, system analysis is only one method of detection and it is not uncommon for fraud to be discovered by staff or other stakeholders when anomalies arise. It is important that anomalies of this type are reported to the university for further investigation.

This page also includes email addresses that individuals can use to report their concerns to the senior staff within the university for further investigation

Fraud, Theft & Corruption

Click on the below links for :

Fraud, Theft & Corruption in Governance Zone (index)

Fraud, Theft & Corruption Policy (higher level summary)

Fraud, Theft & Corruption Procedure (lower level detail)

Information Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Acceptance of gifts by staff Acceptance of donations to the College How to report a potential fraud

If you have concerns about a suspected fraud please provide details to the following email address :

counter-fraud@kcl.ac.uk

The Counter-Fraud email account is monitored by King's Counter-Fraud Champions / Senior Staff from within Business Assurance and Finance.

How to whistleblow

Initial reports which wish to utilise the Disclosure of Information Policy can be sent to : whistleblowing@kcl.ac.uk

The whistleblowing email account is monitored by Senior Officers in the Office of the Chairman and Council Secretariat.

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