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Social Audit Network July 2013

Welcome to this month's SAN newsletter, containing news and articles about the practice of social accounting and audit, and measuring social value, from across the UK and around the world.

The Social Audit Network promotes and supports social accounting and audit as the preferred means for organisations operating in the community, social economy and public sectors to report on their social, environmental and economic performance.

 

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Social Accounting and Audit in Australia

Marcelle Holdaway writes from Australia - Two SAA events will happen here in Australia August and October:

1.)    SIMNA Brisbane event – 13th August 2013. 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm, Level 11, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Social Accounting and Audit – A Taste

Thirteen countries across Europe and Asia, including the UK and India are now home to Social Audit Networks Social Accounting and Auditing Manual. Social Accounting and Audit (SAA) has been growing globally. The ultimate purpose of social accounting which is the process of producing verified accounts of the social, environmental and economic effects of an organisation’s actions – is to assist with responding to the complexities of assessing social impact and to report on what your organisation is doing in a holistic way.

Brian Coffey, previously Finance Support Manager, Mission Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, will speak about that organisations social accounting journey and Michael Towsey and Peter Pamment (current and previous members of Maleny Credit Union Board respectively) will speak on the credit union’s early adoption of social accounting and the intention to now reintroduce the process. Following a brief introduction by Marcelle Holdaway, social accounting mentor, an interactive panel discussion will assist with understanding the benefits and challenges of the process.

2.)    Measuring Social Outcomes From frameworks to implementation 15th & 16th October 2013, Rydges Melbourne,         Australia.

Social Accounting & Audit in practice Pre Conference Workshop B Monday 14th October 2013, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The ultimate purpose of social accounting which is the process of producing verified accounts of the social, environmental and economic effects of an organisation’s actions – is to assist with responding to the complexities of assessing social impact. Why attend this workshop?

• To better understand the processes involved in proving and improving your organisations impact

• To help your organisation more effectively monitor and steer itself to perform better

• To report on what your organisation is doing in a holistic way

Your workshop leaders:

Marcelle Holdaway, Director Accounting for Life

Pablo Alfredo Gimenez, Community Economic Participation Manager Yarra Community Housing

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Social Value 13 11th July 2013, Bradford, UK

A high profile conference for local authorities, health and social enterprises around the use of social value in procurement http://socialvalue13.eventbrite.com/

This event will give an overview of how social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act will affect the public sector, how it is being implemented and tackling the technical and cultural issues it raises.

The 3 sessions are broadly themed around:

Morning Session – Introducing Social Value and its application

Workshops – Technical Areas around Social Value, Reporting and Measurement

Afternoon – How Public and Private Sector use SV in Procurement

The event is being held on the 11th July at Kala Sangum in Bradford.

Full details and booking here

We are delighted to announce that Paul Schofield, Policy Manager at the Office for Civil Society in the Cabinet Office and Malcolm Lynch who is a Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors will also be speaking.

Speakers include:

Mark Graham, Price Waterhouse Coopers Director for Social Investment

Shaun Doran, Furniture Resource Centre

Cllr Patrick Hurley, Liverpool City Council - Assistant Cabinet Member, Finance & Resources

Duncan Farr – Procurement and Commissioning, Bradford Council

Cllr Imran Hussain - Deputy Leader, Bradford Council

Cllr Ralph Berry - Executive Member Children Services, Bradford Council

More to be announced shortly from the Cabinet Office and PwC

Social Value Conference - Bursaries Places Available

As we believe Social Value is something which Social Enterprises need to get grips with early in their development we are offering 20 Bursary places for the Social Value Conference.

To qualify you need to be a part of a social enterprise which is in its first year of operation (or pre-start) or turning over less than £50k.

If you want a bursary place please email alex.sobel@seyh.org.uk.

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SAN Gathering

Go to the SAN website for more information about the recent gathering in Liverpool, where presentations and papers are available to download… http://www.socialauditnetwork.org.uk/events-training/san-conference-2013/.

Next year’s Gathering has been provisionally booked for Newcastle Business School on Friday 4th April, 2014.

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Contacts and Coordinators

North East England

Julie Gowland

South East

Barbara Beaton

South Central England

Dave Furze

North West England

Liz Brooks Allen and Anne Lythgoe

West Midlands and East Midlands

Iftikar Karim (until June 2016) and Sean Smith

Yorkshire and Humber

Bernie Speight

South West England

Helen Vines

Northern Ireland

Peter MacCafferty