Foster Care Work APPG

First Registered: 06/06/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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This group aims to support foster care workers in their demand for a central register, workers' rights and collective bargaining.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Foster Care Work

1. Barnardos Northern Ireland foster care week
02/02/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: Ireland Foster Care Week; thanks the charity for the wonderful work they do in connecting foster families

2. Matching in foster care: making good decisions for children in care and care leavers
06/11/2020 - Ofsted
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Found: 200014 Matching in foster care Making good decisions for children in care and care leavers This report

3. Independent review of foster care published
06/02/2018 - Department for Education
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Found: Independent review of foster care published - GOV.UK

4. National fostering stocktake: call for evidence
06/02/2018 - Department for Education
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Found: with experience of living in foster care 4 The role and status of foster carers needs greater clarifica

5. Foster care
13/03/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: DEBATE PACK Number CDP-0064, 12 March 2018 Foster care in England By Tim Jarrett Alexander Bellis

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Recent Speeches related to Foster Care Work

1. Foster Care
14/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered foster care.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: does he agree that we should also praise the work that foster-carers themselves do in seeking to provide - Speech Link
3: Friend makes his point extremely well. I know many foster-carers, and I am sure that other Members here do - Speech Link

2. Childcare for Fostered Children
19/12/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: parents work more than 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000 a year—all, that is, except foster children - Speech Link
2: scheme, foster carers have been able to claim for their birth children but not for the foster children - Speech Link
3: one of the serious problems with the exclusion of foster children from the scheme is the impact on relationships - Speech Link

3. Education Committee
11/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee. It is vital that young people in foster care are able to climb the educational ladder of opportunity - Speech Link

4. Children and Young Persons
10/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: to the statutory protections for children in the care system, who are some of the most vulnerable and - Speech Link

5. Children in the Care System: Sibling Contact
04/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: thousands of children in care who are separated from their siblings and the thousands of care experienced adults - Speech Link
2: emotional stability and wellbeing for children in care. Siblings share an identity, which can promote their - Speech Link
3: than 70% of looked-after children with a sibling in care are separated from that brother or sister, which - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Foster Care Work
1. Foster Care
asked by: Virendra Sharma
04/06/2020
... whether his Department has taken steps to monitor the potential effect of care proceedings on children who have had their contact with their birth family suspended.

2. Foster Care
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
10/07/2020
... (d) 10-15 years and (e) 16 years and over.

3. Foster Care
asked by: Helen Hayes
01/09/2020
... how many children are in relative or friend foster care placements as of 31 March 2019 by (a) ethnicity and (b) age of the child.

4. Foster Care
asked by: Helen Hayes
01/09/2020
... how many children were in relative or friend foster care placements as of 31 March 2019 by local authority.

5. Foster Care
asked by: Virendra Sharma
11/05/2020
... how many individuals in foster care are in contact with their birth family.

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6 Current APPG Officers
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Kate Osborne Portrait
Kate Osborne
Vice Chair
Labour - Jarrow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ian Mearns MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7074.

Email: ian.mearns.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Lydia Hughes, Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain, Room1, 15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ . Tel: 020 3490 7530

Email: lydiahughes@iwgb.co.uk

Secretariat:

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) acts as the group's secretariat. https://iwgb.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
Independent Workers Union of Great Britain
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
25 Apr 2019
Source
Independent Workers Union of Great Britain
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/04/2019 To : 24/04/2020
Value
£6,001
Date
25 Apr 2018
Source
Independent Workers Union of Great Britain
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/04/2018 To : 24/04/2019
Value
£6,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Foster Care Work APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stewart Malcolm McDonald Portrait
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Listowel Portrait
Earl of Listowel
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Leave of Absence - 27 January 2020
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships