The DWP "plans to place 350 psychologists in job centres" is knowingly false and misleading?

Frank Zola made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

There have been reports about DWP plans to "place 350 psychologists in job centres". Please disclose information you hold that confirms this is untrue as well as a copy of DWP press office information, notes and press releases that was shared with likes of the BBC and Independent Newspapers that suggested or said you do have plans to "place 350 psychologists in job centres"?

"The government plans to place 350 psychologists in job centres"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33...

"The Government is planning to station 350 psychologists in...."
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pol...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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K.muller left an annotation ()

Frank Zola left an annotation ()

@K.muller thanks for https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t... there is however, no reference to any psychologist undertaking any of the IAPT or cCBT interventions in https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

S Banks left an annotation ()

The whole thing is very strange. Both the dwp and nhs England are denying holding any information about this. I wonder if the pilot in streatham will be used to deliver psychological interventions by non psychologists and not iapt specifically which provides a get out for any foi s requested.

percystent left an annotation ()

It has started with CBT by computer in the job centre apparently.

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Susan Jones left an annotation ()

I found this back in March this year, though it refers to online CBT support in job centres - https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

Frank Zola left an annotation ()

@Susan Jones It was not a contract, just a call to express interest in a future tender that has not been published.

"Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement"
https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

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