Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Background: A briefing document issued by the NAO revealed your department has carried out secret internal process reviews (IPRs) into 69 suicides of benefit claimants since April 2014. In the seven-and-half months between 1 April 2019 and 13 November 2019, NAO states you carried out 21 IPRs into suicides linked to the benefit system, compared with 13 in the whole of 2018-19.
(1 of 3) Please kindly provide the guidance or procedures given to staff dictating when they must arrange for a IPR to be carried out.
(2 of 3) Please kindly provide copies of the measures in place to ensure the above guidance or procedures are given to all staff.
(3 of 3) Please kindly provide copies of the actual IPR procedures and relevant guidance.
For public reference https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/le...
Briefing document https://www.nao.org.uk/report/informatio...
With thanks to Disabilty News Service for the information.
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