Internal Audit Annual Report 2018/19
Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
This report summarises the work that the
Internal Audit Service has undertaken during 2018/19 and the key
themes arising in relation to internal control, governance and risk
management across the county council.
Ruth Lowry, Head of Internal Audit, presented the Internal Audit annual report for 2018/19 which summarised the work undertaken in this period and the key themes arising in relation to internal control, governance and risk management across the county council. It was highlighted that moderate assurance on the overall framework could be provided and there were no indicators to contradict this opinion.
This was based on assurance of individual systems and processes and the balance was weighed more toward substantial to moderate assurance. The county council continued to face financial pressures and there were some areas where improvements needed to be made. This included children's social care, which had seen a positive outcome when re-assessed by Ofsted and progress continued to be positive. The report included statutory reporting to comply with professional standards and informed the Annual Governance Statement.
Resolved: That the Internal Audit annual report for 2018/19 be noted.
Report author: Ruth Lowry
Date of decision: 20/05/2019
Decided at meeting: 20/05/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee