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 4 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version of chapter 2 (version 3.6, dated 1.8.17) - with updated information in paragraph 36 about fast track incidents.
  2. Published a revised version of chapter 6 (version 4 - May 2017), this includes a new version of the provider systems questionnaire.
  3. Published a revised version of chapter 8 (version 2.7 - 15/03/2017).
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. Published a revised version of chapter 8 (version 2.6), dated 6 June 2016.
  7. Published a revised version of chapter 9 - version 2.3 (dated 29.2.16).
  8. Published new chapter 11b: European Social Fund requirements 2014 to 2020 (England only) and revised version of Chapter 12: ESF declaration form.
  9. Published revised chapter 10 -- Sustainable development (v3).
  10. Published chapter 11 of Provider Generic Guidance, ESF 2007 – 2013 requirements (England Only).
  11. Published revised chapters 1 (version 4), 2 (version 4), 5 (version 3.3), 6 (version 3) and 13 (version 3).
  12. Removed Chapter 11 - guidance is out of date and undergoing revision. A revised version will be published soon.
  13. Published revised chapters 2 (version 4) and 6 (version 3).
  14. Published a revised clerical incident report form.
  15. Published revised chapter 5 – version 3.3 (2 February 2015).
  16. Revised chapter 5 includes new correspondence address for Provider Payment Validation Team.
  17. Published revised versions of chapters 2 and 5.
  18. Published a revised version of chapter 2 - Delivering DWP Provision.
  19. Published a revised version of chapter 5 - Evidencing/Validating Payments
  20. Removed the 'Good news participant permission form' - use the 'Good news story template and consent form – annex 1' instead.
  21. Published revised version of Chapter 2 'Delivering DWP Provision', Framework generic guidance: provider guidance.
  22. Updated versions of chapters two and five of the DWP framework generic provider guidance now live.
  23. Revised chapter 13 published.
  24. Revised version of chapter 5 published.
  25. Revised chapters 5 and 11 published.
  26. Chapter 2 - Delivering DWP Provision has been updated.
  27. First published.