Social Workers: Zimbabwe

Home Office written question – answered at on 8 June 2023.

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Photo of Lord Oates Lord Oates Liberal Democrat

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that UK social care providers are selling certificates of sponsorship to social care workers in Zimbabwe.

Photo of Lord Murray of Blidworth Lord Murray of Blidworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office monitors sponsors through compliance checks to ensure they adhere to the requirements set for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the workers.

If anyone has reason to believe that abusive practices may be taking place, they should report this through our formal channels so that the information is placed in the hands of the relevant authorities for assessment and potential investigation. Full details of how to report information to the Home Office are available on our website at: www.gov.uk/report-immigration-crime.

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