Social Work APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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 Regulation (England)
22/06/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Social Work Regulation (England) By Hannah Cromarty Inside: 1. Introduction 2. Social work reform 3

2. Universal Social Work bursary
23/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: Institute a social work bursary for all social work students. Creating parity between all allied health

3. Children's social work workforce 2019
27/02/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Official Statistics Children's social work workforce 2019 Information about children's

4. Children's social work workforce 2018
28/02/2019 - Department for Education
- View source

Found: Children's social work workforce 2018 - GOV.UK

5. Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) (Social Workers) Regulations 2019
09/07/2019 - Secondary Legislation

Found: ProfessionsProfessional QualificationsThe Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) (Social Workers)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Social Work

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

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

2. Social Workers: Recruitment and Retention
16/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: is their strategy for increasing the number of social workers and improving their retention rate. - Speech Link
2: authorities and other social work employers to meet their duties regarding social work workforce planning - Speech Link
3: Particularly for directly employed local authority social workers, workloads must be at red on the risk register - Speech Link

3. Full-time Social Action
08/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: and the National Youth Agency for their important work, and for their help with research.I am pleased - Speech Link
2: Gentleman on securing the debate. I have seen social action projects in my constituency at first hand - Speech Link
3: recognise another group doing good work volunteering with social action. I agree that we can do more - Speech Link

4. 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

5. 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 - Speech Link
2: extraordinary contribution that our health and social care workers are making.There are clearly - 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

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Social Work: Coventry
asked by: Jim Cunningham
... what information his Department holds on the number of people who have entered the social work profession in Coventry in each of the last three years.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Barbara Keeley Portrait
Barbara Keeley
Labour - Worsley and Eccles South
Joined: 10th March 2021
Cat Smith Portrait
Cat Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Simmonds MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.


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.

Group's Website:

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