Mandatory Work Activity and Mandatory Work Experience policy changes

Sharon May made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Jobcentre Staff (personal advisers) have discretion to send those on JSA onto a period of Mandatory Work Activity and Mandatory Work Experience. Recent Judicial Proceedings against these work schemes suggests you have amended your practice and policy. I would like a copy of any forms, notices or documents you now give customers to read or sign, so they fully understand the terms of the schemes. As well as amended guidance you give to Jobcentre staff on these matters.

Reference

The Government has already admitted that Cait should not have had to carry out her sector-based work academy as a result of its failure to provide her with a notice setting out full information as to what the scheme required.
http://www.publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/n...

Yours faithfully,
Sharon May

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Dear Ms May

Please see attached response to your FoI request

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Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

I requested a copy of all all the information given to anyone undertaking your youth Work Experience schemes and copies of forms any participant has to sign. You have not provided this unambiguously requested information.

You appear to be hair splitting on the idea that Work Experience is not Mandatory, when the DWP has already acknowledged that in the case of Cait Reilly you never informed her of the mandatory conditionality of the Work Experience she undertook.

Please arrange an internal review of my request or consider this a request for the information to be a new request for information.

I would like a copy of your internal Jobcentre staff guidance on any of your youth Work Experience schemes.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon May

Copy of request

From: Sharon May

12 January 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Jobcentre Staff (personal advisers) have discretion to send those
on JSA onto a period of Mandatory Work Activity and Mandatory Work
Experience. Recent Judicial Proceedings against these work schemes
suggests you have amended your practice and policy. I would like a
copy of any forms, notices or documents you now give customers to
read or sign, so they fully understand the terms of the schemes. As
well as amended guidance you give to Jobcentre staff on these
matters.

Reference

The Government has already admitted that Cait should not have had
to carry out her sector-based work academy as a result of its
failure to provide her with a notice setting out full information
as to what the scheme required.
http://www.publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/n...

Yours faithfully,
Sharon May

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Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

Can you resend the disclosures as individual files, not in zip files?

Work Experience documents.zip
55K Download

Attachment sbwa attachments.zip
1.1M Download

Yours sincerely,

Sharon May

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Dear Ms May

Please see attached response to your FoI request, without the .zip
attachments

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Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

Please send a copy the Work Experience Placements -
a Guide for Managers and any past versions. This was requested in the original request. Treat as a new request if you do not think I asked for this before, though I think it was.

Thanks very much for sending the previous info not in zip files.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon May

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Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

In the past I requested a copy of all all the information given to anyone undertaking your youth Work Experience schemes. Since the policy change of 29 02 12, mentioned here:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/10...

please send me a copy of the new guidance issued to Joncentre Plus staff and managers and the letters, forms or explanatory documents/leaflets now given to to those considering or on your youth Work Experience schemes.

Please also provide the internal guidance you give to staff and managers, forms or explanatory documents/leaflets given to those who undertake the Sector Based Work Academy (SBWA) provision. What is the sanctions regime for SBWA and do sanctions apply to those that do a SBWA Work Experience placement at an employer but do not start it or leave it early?

Yours sincerely,

Sharon May

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Dear Ms May

Please see attached response to your FoI request.

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Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

Below is a reminder copy of my additional information request of March 6th.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon May

From: Sharon May

6 March 2012

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

In the past I requested a copy of all all the information given to
anyone undertaking your youth Work Experience schemes. Since the
policy change of 29 02 12, mentioned here:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/10...

please send me a copy of the new guidance issued to Joncentre Plus
staff and managers and the letters, forms or explanatory
documents/leaflets now given to to those considering or on your
youth Work Experience schemes.

Please also provide the internal guidance you give to staff and
managers, forms or explanatory documents/leaflets given to those
who undertake the Sector Based Work Academy (SBWA) provision. What
is the sanctions regime for SBWA and do sanctions apply to those
that do a SBWA Work Experience placement at an employer but do not
start it or leave it early?

Yours sincerely,

Sharon May

DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Sharon May,

Please see attached response to your FoI request.

Kind regards
Central FoI Team

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