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Welcome to the Social Audit Network!

The Social Audit Network (SAN) is a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates the exchange of information and experience between practitioners of social accounting and audit in the social economy and voluntary sectors. SAN holds regular meetings, events and an annual conference at venues around the UK, distributes a monthly SAN circular to its email network. The email network now consists of nearly 1400 contacts, mostly in the UK.

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Latest News From SAN

Prove Improve and Account Social Accounting Workshop Wolverhampton 6th-7th October

posted September 15th, 2014


Booking now open for the Prove Improve and Account Social Accounting Workshop at Salford on the 6th-7th October. The 2 day course covers the steps required to produce a set of social accounts reporting on the social, environmental and economic performance of your organisation.

The workshop is of particular relevance to social enterprises and other third sector organisations who want to learn how to report on their social value and impact.

The cost include including a copy of the Prove Improve and Account Guide and CD costs £375 (£350 for those who already have a copy of the guide).

Call the SAN office for more information and booking on 0151 706 8121 or email [email protected]

SAN Conference 2014

posted April 11th, 2014

‘It was inspirational and eye opening’

‘Better than expected’

‘Good speakers on good topics’

‘A lot more energising than I had anticipated!’

‘Very well organised. Engaging speakers. Nice lunch. I enjoyed the drumming! Thanks’

‘Great programme! Good networking!’


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SAN down under

posted July 23rd, 2013

Alan Kay from the Social Audit network was invited by Morrisons to visit Australia for a ten day period in April and May of this year.  Morrisions is a community-based social enterprise located in a semi-rural community just outside Melbourne.  They have recently become interested in Social Accounting and Audit and while he was there, Alan facilitated a Measuring Social Impact day attended by around 16 people; a 2 day Prove Improve and Account programme covering social accounting; and a Social Auditor Workshop.  He also talked to the Board of Morrisions about recent developments regarding social enterprise in Europe and spent two days with the senior Morrisons staff helping to outline the information required for their own set of social accounts.  Since his visit, Morrisons has got together a small cluster of local organisation who will keep social accounts - eventually going to audit early next year.


Chair of the Social Audit Network

posted June 17th, 2013

Lisa McMullan of The Women's Organisation in Liverpool remains Chair of the Social Audit Network and Matthew Lanham, Chief Executive of the Neuro-Muscular Centre in Winsford, Cheshire, Vice-Chair following the AGM in April 2013. The rest of the Board remain the same with David Furze moving from a co-opted member to a Director.




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Guide to SAA available

posted November 5th, 2011


The Guide to Social Accounting & Audit can now be ordered via the SAN office or your SAN Regional Co-ordinator. The Guide takes account of the growing experience of social accounting and audit in recent years and includes reference to the range of frameworks and methods developed to help organisations explain and account for their performance and impact. It is a “roadmap” to the social accounting and audit process and has been written for social enterprises, social economy organisations and voluntary sector organisations that wish to regularly account and report on their social, economic and environmental performance and impact. The Guide consists of a paper version with a companion CD and costs £40 each (inclusive of P&P to a UK address) or £30 each if ten or more copies are ordered (plus P&P)

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Our NextSAN Conference and Annual Gathering

April 3rd 2015 Exact Date TBC Find out more