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DWP misled Errol Graham coroner over safeguarding review.

What: At the inquest into the death of Errol Graham, officials said that DWP was already carrying out a review of its safeguarding policy, persuading the coroner that she did not need to write a prevention of future deaths report. Yet evidence obtained by Disability News Service through the Freedom of Information Act shows the DWP will likely not publish any review, that there is no formal review team, and that no documents related to it can be made available.

Why significant: The DWP’s claim to be carrying out a review led the coroner not to submit a prevention of future deaths report.


Errol Graham: DWP ‘misled coroner over safeguarding review’, Pring, 2020
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