Local Partnerships Internal Assurance Toolkit

The Internal assurance Toolkit (IAT) is a strategic approach to strengthen corporate governance, and robust decision making. It is a process designed to improve the rigour and discipline in procurement, commissioning, change management and contract management, particularly for projects/ programmes of work that don’t warrant an external review.

Local Partnerships (LP) has developed a flexible toolkit that can be adapted to be used by any authority and without adding unnecessary bureaucracy. The overall aim of the programme is to develop an assurance toolkit that can be used on projects either internally and/or in partnership with other Local Public Bodies.

These medium and low risk reviews complement the work LP undertakes nationally when carrying out high-risk reviews at the request of individual local authorities or via Government Departments that have mandated reviews for key projects.

This toolkit is being made available for all Local Public Bodies through Local Partnerships.