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Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 106989, tabled on 10 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training frontline staff of his Department and its outsourced companies receive on talking appropriately with claimants who are male victims of domestic violence.

Answered on

16 October 2017

All Department for Work and Pensions staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for the role, including the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Specific training is provided for different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost customers to relevant support, including for former members of the armed forces and people who have been the victim of abuse or domestic violence.

The Department shares its training with external providers.

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