Good News, Fake News, and the Need for Social Audit

Event Date: 20 October 2017

Friday 20 October 2017, 9am-4.30pm – The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB.

The Social Audit Network is holding two mini-conferences at their Annual Gathering 2017. A morning focussing on accounting for social, environmental and economic impacts with keynote speech, practical exercises and case study examples; and an afternoon focussing on the process and practicalities of social audit. Come to either the morning or the afternoon – or come for the whole day to take part in the full debate.

The morning event, Good news or fake news, is aimed at everyone, no prior knowledge of SAA required, but targeting people who would like to use social accounting in their own organisation to account for their outputs and outcomes.

The morning includes Thoughts from a friend, Keynote speaker Neil McInroy (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) and a Medley of Case Studies. Four case study organisations are asked to analyse what they are doing to measure social value; what is working (and what isn’t), the benefits and what they would advise others to do, including Cheshire Connect, St Leger Homes, Salford CVS and Traidcraft.

The afternoon event, The need for audit, is a much more detailed look at social audit – qualifying as the Social Auditors’ CPD, but also exploring practice around audit and assurance. Including use of tools for self-assessment.

It includes an Assembly of Experts in the field of audit and assurance present a poster describing a different methodology – followed by your chance to quiz them. The experts are: Alan Kay (SAN UK), Latha Suresh (SAN India), Jeremy Nicholls (Social Value UK), Mike Thomas (Grant Thornton) and Richard Cobbett (Social Enterprise Mark).

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