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It seems that DWP can report on the number of PIP claimants with additional support needs markers on their record: “At 28 February 2021, 523,800 claimants receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) were recorded as either having had Additional Support Requested or Confirmed on the PIP Computer System (PIPCS)”.

I don’t know whether DWP are able to use these markers to track ‘types’ of claimant through the PIP process (e.g. do people with a particular condition or additional support need experience a particular type of problem with the process).

As far as I know DWP can’t report on the number of UC claimants with complex needs recorded in their claimant profile

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Emma Haddad, who had been DWP’s DG of the Service Excellence Directorate (the Directorate which, according to this letter , was set up ( in April 2019, so in the months before the Errol Graham inquest in June 2019) as a result of concerns about deaths among benefit claimants) has moved on to the Home Office.

She has been replaced by Amanda Reynolds, who appears to have joined DWP after a career in the private sector: https://www.gov.uk/government/people/amanda-reynolds

In a piece of interesting timing Emma appears to have left the role a couple of weeks after the hearing in Turner.

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DWP’s Senior Safeguarding Leaders get a mention on p.14 of the COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-recovery-action-plan

https://depositedpapers.parliament.uk/depositedpaper/2283161/files