Justice for Jodey Whiting petition
Please sign the Justice for Jodey Whiting petition – a call for an independent enquiry into deaths linked to the DWP
We believe the death of Jodey Whiting in February 2017 was the latest avoidable tragedy to be caused by the failings of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
She took her life 15 days after her disability benefits were stopped for missing a Work Capability Assessment when she was seriously ill.
This petition calls for:
- An independent inquiry to investigate DWP failings in relation to these deaths, including whether there has been misconduct by civil servants or Ministers.
- Any evidence of misconduct contributing to serious harm or deaths to be turned over to the police.
- Recognition that DWP is institutionally disablist and not fit for purpose.
- DWP to urgently change its policies and administration of social security benefits to make the safety of all claimants a priority.
The petition is half way to gaining the 100,000 signatures needed to get a parliamentary debate.
Please support the petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/243337