24 May 2017
What: The inquest lasts less than an hour, and fails to investigate DWP’s potential role in Jodey Whiting’s death. Her family had no legal representative at the inquest and were unaware that they could have been entitled to public funding to pay for this. The coroner turned down the family’s request to examine the actions of DWP and their role in Jodey’s death.
Why significant: Jodey’s mother will in future years campaign for a proper inquest into her daughter’s death.