Statutory guidance

ESF 2014 to 2020 provider guidance

DWP provider guidance for European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 to 2020 provision.

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Chapter 1: Introduction and overview

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Chapter 2: Strategic working relationships

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Chapter 3: Participant identification, eligibility and referral

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Chapter 4: Starting provision and action planning

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Chapter 5: Completing ESF provision

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Chapter 6: Payments

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Chapter 7: Performance management and compliance monitoring

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Glossary of terms and abbreviations

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Annex 1: Contract Package Area specific information

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Annex 1a: Information for London employment support for troubled families

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Annex 2: Accessing other programmes

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Annex 3: Eligibility self-declaration form

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Annex 4: Informed consent statement

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Annex 5: Standard wording for participant complaints

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Annex 6: Consent to share participant information

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Annex 7: Provision timeline

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Annex 8: Labour market definitions

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Annex 9: Cohort profiles and management information

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Annex 10: Provider management information

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Annex 10 form 1: Initial data gather clerical form

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Annex 10 form 2: End data gather clerical form

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Annex 11: PRAP11 form

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Annex 11: PRAP11J form

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Details

This guidance is for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) providers of the ESF 2014 to 2020 provision.

Published 11 August 2016
Last updated 31 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised versions of 'Initial data gather clerical form' (version 06/18) and 'End data gather clerical form' (version 01/17).
  2. Revised ESF provider guidance chapter 3, eligibility section 3.8 - changed 'more than one barrier' to 'at least one barrier'.
  3. Revised chapters 3, 5 and 6, and annexes 1, 1a, 2 and 10 (all are now dated March 2018). A list of the changes made to the guidance can be found in live running memo 14.
  4. Revised chapters 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7, glossary of terms, and annexes 1, 8, 9 and 10 (all are now dated November 2017). The changes include eligibility information for North East and Leeds (Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield) Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
  5. Revised chapters 1, 3 and 5 - now dated September 2017. The changes include clarification of the referral process for Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) cases.
  6. Added memo LR10 - information about recent changes made to the provider guidance.
  7. Revised chapters 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and annexes 1, 1a, 2, 8, 9, 10, 10 form 1 and 10 form 2 (all now dated July 2017). Also published 2 new forms, annex 11: PRAP11 and annex 11: PRAP11J - both are also dated July 2017.
  8. Published revised versions of chapters 3, 5 and 6 and Annex 1. Minor changes including changes to paragraph numbers.
  9. Revised chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and annexes 1, 8, 9 and 10 (all now dated April 2017) - there have been amendments to the referral to start touch points and further expansion of the outcome evidence requirements. The guidance had also been updated to provide clearer information about generic eligibility on the 26 week unemployed/inactive criteria.
  10. Published revised versions of chapter 1, annex 1, and annex 10 (all dated December 2016) and forms 1 and 2 (both dated 11/16). Also published new annex 1a (dated December 2016). A list of the changes made to the guidance can be found in live running memo LR 05.
  11. Published revised chapters 3, 5 and 6, annexes 1, 7 and 8 and a new annex 10. All versions are dated November 2016. A list of the changes made to the guidance can be found in live running memo LR 04.
  12. First published.