DWP Secretary of State @theresecoffey expects #BenefitSanctions to be “very rare” under new Claimant Commitment “light touch” regime. Plus new Safeguarding arrangements for ‘vulnerable’ people.

Safeguarding vulnerable people: how DWP learns lessons from serious cases – Work and Pensions Committee

Watch and listen to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey say how she expects Benefit Sanctions to be “very rare”, under a newer “light touch” Claimant Commitment  regime. (11:13 mins) Or is “very rare” just another Orwellian version of the of the DWP’s usual ‘benefit sanctions are used as a last resort‘ (10:18 mins), as  said Peter Schofield, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions just before Coffey spoke?

Further coverage of the Committee meeting:

DWP introduction of further Safeguarding measures, such as ‘Case conferences’ and contact with other employment support agencies, the NHS and Police.

Benefit Safeguards – policy issues
https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewreply/77803/

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Source: Subject: Safeguarding vulnerable people: how DWP learns lessons from serious cases – Work and Pensions Committee
Wednesday 22 July 2020 Meeting started at 9.30am, ended 11.21am