Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service

The Shared Anti-Fraud Service (SAFS) was established in 2015 as a two year pilot, part funded by the CLG Counter Fraud Fund. A Partnership of seven councils and three housing providers, the Service has delivered all of its objectives and exceeded expectations in deliverable savings.

The SAFS Team provides a complete counter fraud service designing and implementing anti-fraud and corruption polices, assisting with ‘fraud-proofing’ services and processes, delivering training for front-line staff and elected members alike, conducting data-matching using local and third party data through its ‘fraud-hub’ approach, and undertaking reactive and proactive investigations.

Now in its fourth year, SAFS has conducted more than 800 investigations, identifying fraud losses and savings in excess of £9.9m. The SAFS Team continues to deliver an excellent service to its Partners, evidenced by their continued investment, and the increasing return on that investment for its Partners.


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