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Discover opportunities within the Counter Fraud Profession

The Government Counter Fraud Profession, in partnership with Civil Service Local, are delighted to provide you with the opportunity to participate in an interactive 2 day online event running on 13 and 14 July from 10:30 to 12 midday on both days.

Please join us to hear our specialist speakers from across several Government departments speak on a range of topics covering counter fraud.  We encourage you to join both event days in order to capture the full advantages the sessions have to offer.  This event is open to all UK civil servants

Background to Fraud

The Counter Fraud Profession was founded on 9 October 2018 and was developed to create counter fraud specialists to lead the way on how we deal with fraud.

Fraud is a peculiar crime.  By its very nature, it is hidden and always evolving in response to changes in society, such as advances in technology.  It is also a constant threat to both individuals and organisations in all sectors.  In the public sector, fraud damages the services we provide that people rely on, and it can quite often ruin lives.  To fight it, we’ve got to find it; and to find it, we’ve got to build the right counter fraud capability across the Civil Service.

The focus of this event will showcase a mixture of expert speakers who will raise awareness of some of the key elements of reducing fraud, protecting the public purse and its services, fighting economic crime, raising awareness of the counter fraud function, the professionalisation agenda and how these are implemented across government and beyond.

Day one:

Our speakers will be presenting sessions on:

  • What you need to know
  • The structure of the profession
  • The progress made so far
  • What lies ahead
  • A new career: the Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship

You should book your place at this event if you are:

  • Interested in a career in counter fraud
  • Already working in counter fraud, but have not yet been able to join the Profession
  • A member of the Profession, but want to deepen your understanding  of its structures and how it can help you to develop further

When will this session be taking place?

Date: Tuesday 13 July 2021

Time: 10:30 am to midday

How do I register?

To join this session register via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Day two

We will look more closely at counter fraud work, with speakers from the frontline fight against fraud at Companies House and the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

You should book your place at this event if you:

  • Want to learn about how different types of fraud are detected and investigated
  • Have an interest in economic crime, including the harms it causes

When will this session be taking place?

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021

Time: 10:30 am to midday

How do I register?

To join this session register via  Eventbrite by clicking here.

Online access requirements

Please read carefully before booking your tickets. Information provided is designed to ensure you are able to access the event successfully.

Please register on Eventbrite with your departmental email address for security purposes and ensure you have permission from your line manager to attend. Please note that you must be able to access Microsoft Teams via the app or browser to join this online event. If you are unable to access this system on your work device you may wish to join using a personal device. All links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event. Please join the session at least 5 minutes before it is due to start.

If your link does not arrive 24 hours before the event please email the contact on Eventbrite. Unfortunately, we will not be able to action any requests to provide links on the day of the event.

Remember, fighting fraud is everyone’s responsibility.


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  1. Comment by Ranjit Singh posted on

    The problem i have with this is my staff that are interested are already booked in to conduct driving tests on these days. It is too short notice to get them to book these dates as study days etc

    • Replies to Ranjit Singh>

      Comment by Ian Barton posted on

      Thanks, Ranjit. We are planning to record the event, and if we can obtain appropriate permissions, we will rerun the broadcast again so please look out for that.

  2. Comment by Stuart Vardy posted on

    Great idea, but I do agree with Ranjit about the notice.

    I'm hoping that in my organisation that this will help increase engagement with the profession as well as attract new ones.

    • Replies to Stuart Vardy>

      Comment by Ian Barton posted on

      Thanks, Stuart. We are planning to record the event, and if we can obtain appropriate permissions, we will rerun the broadcast again so please look out for that. And yes, it would be great to generate increased interest in the profession as a result of these sessions.

  3. Comment by Ian Barton posted on

    This event has proven to be extremely popular, so we will look to see if we can record the event and re-broadcast it at a later date to meet the demands from those of you that have missed out on a place. Thank you.

  4. Comment by Ian Barton posted on

    We are pleased to say that as of today (7 July) we have obtained additional online places for this event, so please feel free to sign up via the EventBrite link.

  5. Comment by Claire Bridgeman posted on

    I have dialled in both audio only and via teams and have been waiting for over 10 minutes to be admitted!!

  6. Comment by John Haskey posted on

    Apologies to all. The host lost internet connection whilst admitting people. It should now be possible normally.