Home Office: Social Clubs

Home Office written question – answered on 9th March 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Bacon Gareth Bacon Conservative, Orpington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide a list of (a) professional staff networks and (b) social clubs operating within his Department; and if she will provide the (i) budgets and (ii) FTE staff time allocated to each group within each of the last three years.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

There are currently 19 formal staff support networks, managed by staff, across the Home Office, listed below.

A:gender Support Network

ABLE - the Home Office's disability network

Break the stigma - support group for staff affected by mental health issues

EU Nationals Network (EUNN)

Ethos - Home Office sports and social association

Home Office Christian Network

Home Office Hindu Connection

Home Office Islamic Network

Home Office Jewish Network (J-Net)

Home Office Sikh Association

Gender Equality Network

Giving Back (GB) Network

Home Office Retired and Reunited Staff Association (HORSA)

Spectrum: Home Office lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) staff support network

Stand 2 Support (veterans group)

The Network

Trade unions

Working Through Cancer Network

Carers' Group (Her Majesty's Passport Office)

UKVI Parental Network

However, to retrieve all staff networks and social clubs operating in the Home Office, as well as their budgets and FTE staff time for each group can only be achieved with disproportionate effort.

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