DWP has to tell disability assessors that it’s ‘not appropriate’ to ask to see self-harm scars

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DWP has to tell disability assessors that it’s ‘not appropriate’ to ask to see self-harm scars

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:59 am

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has updated its guidance for disability assessors. It now tells them that it’s “not appropriate” to ask to see scars from self-harm.

The DWP published the Revised Work Capability Assessment handbook [pdf] in April 2018. At the front, it has a list of changes since the last edition. One of the changes reads [pdf, p5]:

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2018/06/12/dwp-has-to-tell-disability-assessors-that-its-not-appropriate-to-ask-to-see-self-harm-scars/
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