The Mid Year Assurance Statement has been received from Internal Audit and the following audits have received limited assurance:
- Absence Management: Limited assurance is provided on the basis that there were inaccuracies in the working days lost recorded on the HRMS system and that the testing of the compliance with the Trust Managing Attendance Protocol and Procedure did not indicate evidence of management adherence, in all cases.
- Management of Client Monies in Independent Sector Homes: While Internal Audit provided an overall satisfactory opinion there was a limited assurance re management of client monies in Castleview PNH. This Limited Assurance related to the lack of an appropriate system for charging for the use of transport which is fair and equitable for all residents.
- Internal Audit also identified inaccuracies in the area of reporting on target times for the allocation of family support pathways in respect of childcare cases. This, together with absence management reporting as referred to above, has been identified as an area of concern by the Audit Committee and comprehensive action plans are being drawn up to prevent recurrence.