Fraud awareness

Information on agencies that can help with fraud issues

Fraud wastes taxpayer's money and prevents public money from going to the places that need it most, so dealing with fraud effectively is vitally important for the public sector. According to the latest figures reported by HM Government, fraud is increasing, and it is therefore important we do our utmost to tackle it.

We work to prevent and detect fraud to make sure that public funds go to those that genuinely need it. If you suspect someone is committing fraud, bribery or corruption against the Council we would like to know about it. Your help is needed and could make a difference. Please see Fraud Reporting to report a fraud against the Council.

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer and every two years the Council participates in the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative (NFI), an exercise that matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud. See the CAFS Privacy Policy.

The use of data for NFI purposes continues to be controlled to ensure compliance with data protection and human rights legislation. For further information see Cabinet office – Data Sharing.

We also welcome any feedback you may have, please email us at investigations@rbkc.gov.uk

Useful websites

Kensington and Chelsea Police - contact details, statistics and advice  Met Police logo
Identity Theft - a joint private and public sector initiative   Identity Theft logo
National Fraud Authority -

an executive agency of the Attorney General's Office.

 National Fraud Authority
SOCA - the Serious Organised Crime Agency   Serious Organised Crime Agency
LoTSA - London Trading Standards Authority   London Trading Standards
GetSafeOnline -  free, independent, user-friendly advice  Get Safe Online