Statutory guidance

Generic guidance for DWP providers

This guidance is for providers of all DWP employment-related programmes. It is also known as the framework generic provider guidance.

Documents

Chapter 1: introduction

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Chapter 2: delivering provision

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Chapter 3: provider engagement

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Chapter 4: management information

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Chapter 5: evidencing and validating payments

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Chapter 6: provider assurance

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Chapter 7: self assessment

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Chapter 8: information security

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Chapter 9: marketing and communications

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Chapter 10: sustainable development

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Chapter 11: ESF 2007 to 2013 requirements (England only)

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Chapter 11b: ESF requirements 2014 to 2020 (England only)

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Chapter 13: tax and National Insurance contributions

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Annex 4: validation report and decision log

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Details

This provider guidance provides requirements and background information for all Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employment-related programmes.

Guidance about specific programmes can be found in the programme specific provider guidance.

Published 1 December 2007
Last updated 1 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version of the good news story template and consent form (chapter 12, annex 1).
  2. Published a revised version of chapter 11b - now dated May 2018. Changes include a revised annex 1: Good News Stories template.
  3. Revised chapter 8 (V2.8, dated 01/08/2018). The main changes are: 1) data protection section updated to include references to GDPR where appropriate, 2) a new right of access request section, and 3) changes to the security plan section.
  4. Published a revised version of chapter 2 (version 3.6, dated 1.8.17) - with updated information in paragraph 36 about fast track incidents.
  5. Published a revised version of chapter 6 (version 4 - May 2017), this includes a new version of the provider systems questionnaire.
  6. Published a revised version of chapter 8 (version 2.7 - 15/03/2017).
  7. Removed forms PARF1 and PARF2 - DWP no longer requires providers to complete these forms. Further information can be found in chapter 2 of the provider guidance.
  8. Published a revised version of chapter 2 (version 5, dated 11.8.16) - with updated information about programme accident report forms 1 (PARF1) and 2 (PARF2).
  9. Published a revised version of chapter 8 (version 2.6), dated 6 June 2016.
  10. Published a revised version of chapter 9 - version 2.3 (dated 29.2.16).
  11. Published new chapter 11b: European Social Fund requirements 2014 to 2020 (England only) and revised version of Chapter 12: ESF declaration form.
  12. Published revised chapter 10 -- Sustainable development (v3).
  13. Published chapter 11 of Provider Generic Guidance, ESF 2007 – 2013 requirements (England Only).
  14. Published revised chapters 1 (version 4), 2 (version 4), 5 (version 3.3), 6 (version 3) and 13 (version 3).
  15. Removed Chapter 11 - guidance is out of date and undergoing revision. A revised version will be published soon.
  16. Published revised chapters 2 (version 4) and 6 (version 3).
  17. Published a revised clerical incident report form.
  18. Published revised chapter 5 – version 3.3 (2 February 2015).
  19. Revised chapter 5 includes new correspondence address for Provider Payment Validation Team.
  20. Published revised versions of chapters 2 and 5.
  21. Published a revised version of chapter 2 - Delivering DWP Provision.
  22. Published a revised version of chapter 5 - Evidencing/Validating Payments
  23. Removed the 'Good news participant permission form' - use the 'Good news story template and consent form – annex 1' instead.
  24. Published revised version of Chapter 2 'Delivering DWP Provision', Framework generic guidance: provider guidance.
  25. Updated versions of chapters two and five of the DWP framework generic provider guidance now live.
  26. Revised chapter 13 published.
  27. Revised version of chapter 5 published.
  28. Revised chapters 5 and 11 published.
  29. Chapter 2 - Delivering DWP Provision has been updated.
  30. First published.