Trafford Catering Services has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Driving Efficiency through Technology category in the 2018 LGC Awards.
The awards, run by Local Government Chronicle, are the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the local government sector. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House venue on 21 March 2018.
Nearly 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery.
The high quality of this year’s entries demonstrates local government’s enthusiasm to innovate in an era in which councils’ budgets have been cut. The awards seek to identify and recognise local government’s greatest innovators, whose achievements are often under reported.
With budgets at the forefront of priorities, it is even more important this year to shine a spotlight on the achievements of those councils whose pioneering best practice can inspire other councils to improve services.
LGC editor Nick Golding said: “To be shortlisted for an LGC Award shows a council service is among the country’s most innovative, and doing the most to support the needs of local residents as councils face continuing budget cuts. We should salute the council officers and councillors doing the most to ensure our vital public services thrive in the era of austerity.”
Winners will be announced on 21 March 2018 at Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane which will be attended by 1,100 people from local government and its partner organisations.
The full list of finalists can be found at awards.lgcplus.com
Keep your eyed peeled - GDPR training coming soon!
GDPR becomes law in May 2017.
These full day training sessions for Headteachers, School Business Managers / Office Managers and school leaders are designed to provide an overview of the new regulations in the context of a school setting.
Dates in December 2017 and January 2018 will be coming soon.
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Audit - self-assessment tools for schools
The Schools Control Risk Self Assessment provides good practice guidance for schools for identifying controls expected to be in place in respect of financial systems, governance arrangements and other systems and procedures. Although it is not a complete and exhaustive list of controls it highlights key areas that are commonly reviewed as part of routine Internal Audit visits to schools and underlines the risks involved in not having adequate procedures and controls in place.
As part of the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS), there is a requirement for schools to demonstrate that there are effective controls in place. This includes the need for schools to regularly review the effectiveness of systems and controls. Completion of the Schools Control Risk Self Assessment would allow schools to review the expected controls set out in this guidance and compare with the actual procedures currently in operation. Schools can then determine the action needed to ensure adequate controls are established.
Data Protection / GDPR - information for schools - updated Nov17
Please following links for information and resources, including self-assessment tools
ICO - self-assessment tools
Link to ICO - page of resources for education sector
Teaching Blog article