Fraud Investigations

Currently waiting for a response from Department for Work and Pensions, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Lizzie Earwaker

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I would like to request information regarding the surveillance taken whilst investigating a fraud case.
More specifically, what are the guidelines for officers working on these cases?
Are there any restrictions to where a person can or can't be filmed. For example, could someone be filmed inside of a hospital or care home?
When surveillance is being carried out, what is the timeframe for it? Are there any rules about it being on consecutive days, for example?

Yours faithfully,

Lizzie Petts

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'Shedding light on the DWP Part 1 - We read the UK welfare agency’s 995-page guide on conducting surveillance and here are the scariest bits'

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WDTK request:

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The one is very old, but the zip files contain a wealth of information and may assist you make any future request:

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UT decision concerning surveillance footage:

TD v SSWP (PIP)[2020] UKUT 283 (AAC)

https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/AAC...