Social Work APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote knowledge and understanding of social work, the role that social workers have, and the issues that impact the lives of those in receipt of social work support.

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Recent Documents related to Social Work

1. Social work fast track programmes: retention and progression
15/12/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: Research and analysis Social work fast track programmes: retention and progression

2. Apply for step up to social work
07/04/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: Form Apply for step up to social work A link to a website which you can use to

3. Principal social workers in adult services: roles and responsibilities
05/07/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Principal Social Worker (PSW) Contents Role and responsibilities: Adult Principal Social Worker

4. Children's social work workforce 2019
27/02/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Children's social work workforce 2019 Information about children's social workers employed

5. Written evidence submitted by Ms Azra Bloomfield (PCSCB10)
21/05/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: 2018 is dangerous and cou l d place social workers lives at increased risk.

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Recent Speeches related to Social Work

1. World Social Work Day
18/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered World Social Work Day 2021.It is a privilege to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Social Care Workers
07/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: what estimate they have made of the shortage of social care workers for (1) residential care homes, and - Speech Link
2: doubt that we need more people to choose to work in social care. Prior to the pandemic, the vacancy rates - Speech Link
3: Minister promised again to deal with the problem of social care. First, how will the Government fill these - Speech Link

3. Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
06/12/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: police officers, teachers, social workers, health workers and others go to work each day to try to make - Speech Link
2: frontline workers right across children’s social care who work so hard to support families day in, day - Speech Link

4. Health and Social Care Workers: Recognition and Reward
25/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: relating to the recognition and reward of health and social care workers.The Petitions Committee is delighted - Speech Link
2: extraordinary contribution that our health and social care workers are making.There are clearly still - Speech Link
3: there are many people working in our NHS and social care who work through agencies and are paid the minimum - Speech Link

5. Social Care and the Role of Carers
24/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: it is a great pleasure to open this debate on social care. I am sure it will be rich and varied, and - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Social Work
1. Social Work
asked by: Jim Cunningham
... what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of funding allocated to (a) Step Up to Social Work (b) other programmes that promote diversity in the social work profession; and if he will make a statement.

2. Social Work: Staff
asked by: Rachael Maskell
... whether he has a workforce plan for social work for (a) adults and (b) children.

3. Social Work: Bureaucracy
asked by: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
... and (3) culture; and what steps they intend to take in response.

4. Social Work: Finance
asked by: Grahame Morris
... if he will (a) set a recommended social worker caseload figure and (b) provide funding to reduce the average caseloads of such workers.

5. Social Work: Education
asked by: Emma Lewell-Buck
... what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of spending on social work education.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 30th July 2015
70 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Simmonds MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6578.


Public Enquiry Point:

Kerri Prince, British Association of Social Workers, Wellesley House, 37 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5PP. Tel: 07776 963 669



British Association of Social Workers acts as the group's secretariat.

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Benefits in Kind
27 Jan 2021
British Association of Social Workers
Secretariat   From : 27/01/2021 To : 26/01/2022
1 May 2019
British Association of Social Workers
Secretariat   From : 01/05/2019 To : 30/04/2020
1 May 2018
British Association of Social Workers
Secretariat   From : 01/05/2018 To : 30/04/2019
23 Jun 2015
British Association of Social Workers
Secretariat   From : 23/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Social Work APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alex Cunningham Portrait
Alex Cunningham
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Stockton North
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Emma Lewell-Buck Portrait
Emma Lewell-Buck
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - South Shields
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017