Foster Care Work APPG

First Registered: 06/06/2018 • Last updated on: 02/06/2021

Note: This APPG was last registered on 2nd Jun 2021. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 14th Jul 2021 and may be defunct.

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

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Recent Documents related to Foster Care Work

1. 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

2. 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

3. EU Settlement Scheme: letter from Kevin Foster MP to Directors for Children’s Services
29/06/2021 - Home Office
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Found: from Kevin Foster MP to Directors for Children’s Services Letter from Kevin Foster, Minister for

4. full list of projects
02/11/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: 00:00:00Round 1 Edge of Care and Children in NeedDerby City Council Local Area Co-ordination for Care LeaversEast

5. 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

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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. 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

3. 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

4. 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

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: Tulip Siddiq
07/12/2020
... what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time that children have spent in a temporary foster placements in each month of the last five years.

2. Foster Care
asked by: Catherine West
22/01/2021
... whether data is collected on local authority allocation of (a) training dedicated to safeguarding children with acute mental health conditions and (b) other training for foster parents.

3. Foster Care
asked by: Martyn Day
10/12/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the remit of the proposed review of foster care legislation to include foster carer's employment status.

4. Foster Care
asked by: Emma Lewell-Buck
12/10/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including foster carers in the list of critical workers.

5. Foster Care
asked by: Damian Hinds
22/12/2020
... what comparative assessment he has made of trends in the number of people (a) expressing an interest in foster parenting and (b) completing the foster parent application process in the last five years.

Latest Questions
Former APPG Members
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Bill Esterson Portrait
Bill Esterson
Vice Chair
Labour - Sefton Central
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
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 - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
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