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Contacts & Coordinators

Social Audit Network February 2015

Arrangements are gathering at a pace for the 2015 SAN Gathering, which will be held at the Media City campus of Salford University on Friday 17th April 2015. Located right next to the BBC, the campus is part of the University’s award winning Business School. The Social Audit Network is very grateful to the University for its support.

 Social Accounting and Audit

Making it Work for Me 

and My Organisation 

Putting the Theory into Practice

To book your place

e-mail or call 0151 706 8121


The Programme will include:


Welcome from Salford University 

Colin McCallum (Executive Director)


SAA Principles and Practice Presentation by Lisa McMullan, SAN Chair


SAA - What We Know and What We’re Doing 

Introduced and facilitated by Helen Vines (Vinesworks and SAN)


Keynote speaker Hazel Blears MP 

(questions and answers)

Social Accounting Toolbox Challenge

  ‘Finding the most innovative ways of seeking stakeholder views for your social accounting.’ 

Facilitated by Anne Lythgoe, Salford City Council and SAN


Ask your questions of our Expert Panel with: 

Matt Leach - HACT, Verity Timmons – Furniture Resource Centre, 

Alison Page - Salford CVS


Parallel Sessions 1: Your chance to learn about: Approaches and Methods

With: Helen Vines / Sean Smith (SAN), Jeremy Nicholls (SROI Network), 

Kevin Kane and Morvern McEachern (Salford University Business School) Anne Lythgoe (SAN)


Parallel Sessions 2: Your chance to learn about: Social Accounting and Audit in Practice

With: Philip Clegg (Huddersfield University), Elaine Sams (City West Housing), 

Matthew Lanham (NMC), Julia Brosnan (Dovetail), Peter McCafferty (Social Impact Tracker) 


Memorial Lecture for John Pearce & Mike Swain 

Alan Tuffs

(Community Futures, Small Town and Rural Development Group)

Summing up - Barbara Beaton (Sandpiper Business and SAN)



Social media details:


Twitter @The_SAN_UK #SAN2015




Salford CVS will again be hosting the Social Audit Network for a two-day Prove, Improve and Account (PIA) Workshop on 23rd and 24th March 2015, and is now planning further courses and support with social accounting for social economy organisations. Using funds received from the local Clinical Commissioning Group, the CVS aims to build a centre of expertise in the city as part of the Social Value City programme.

Further social accounting training is planned in May and July, also in north west England. If you would be interested in attending further social accounting training in the Greater Manchester area, please contact Anne Lythgoe or email the SAN office .

The PIA Workshop aims to introduce participants to the process of social accounting and audit and to explore the resources in the SAN Guide and CD from both doer and facilitator point of view. Learning outcomes include to be able to compile a set of social accounts of one’s own organisation and present these for audit; and to be able to assist others in the process.

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International News:

Social value networks join up to create ‘international force for change’

In September 2014 The Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA) and The SROI Network joined forces to create Social Value International.

Social Value International is the result of a merger between the international activities of The SROI Network and SIAA. SIAA will become Social Value International, and The SROI Network in the UK will become Social Value UK. Both the international and UK organisations will continue to be member-led and to offer training, accreditation and assurance on SROI and impact measurement.

Social Value International will provide a clear and unified message about the importance of accounting for value, within and beyond its membership. It will have more than 900 individual and organisational members, across 49 countries. The restructuring makes Social Value International the largest international network representing those working to better understand, account for, measure, analyse, and manage the wider value created and destroyed by organisational activity.

Social Value International will consist of affiliated national member networks and associate networks. The SROI Network in the UK, as Social Value UK, will become one of those national member networks.

Social Value International is open to collaboration with other accounting for value and impact measurement networks or groups in order to strengthen the global social value movement. Please get in touch if you’re interested in finding out more about Social Value International and opportunities to collaborate.

Further information please contact Ruth Whateley, International Networks Director, SIAA (soon to be Social Value International), T +44 (0) 20 3111 0727

The SROI Network currently has six constituted national networks and numerous other networks under development across the world.

For further information see:

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SAN Training Courses

A further set of dates has just been added to the SAN training courses in north west England. We are pleased to announce that Salford University will be hosting our Prove, Improve, Account course on 26th and 27th May 2015, and also our Social Auditor Workshop on 28th May. for more information, contact the SAN office:

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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