The RSPCA works at a number of different levels of government in England including with local councils, police and crime commissioners and Parliament in Westminster.

We do this to improve policy and law concerning animal welfare and raise awareness of the work of the RSPCA. However for many of these politicians and decision makers we provide a high quality information service on a range of issues concerning animals.

Local Government
The RSPCA provides a range of information and resources for Councillors, local authority officers and housing providers. Please do take a look round our pages for briefings and good practice guides on key issues. If you require any further information please contact politicalaffairs@rspca.org.uk

We also hold the annual Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards – the only award scheme for the public sector for promoting animal welfare. Please see our CAWF pages for further information and how to enter.

Police and Crime Commissioners
The RSPCA also works with a number of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) to advise and assist on various issues including rural and wildlife crime as well as animal cruelty. Please do take a look around our pages for briefings and information. If you require any further information please contact politicalaffairs@rspca.org.uk

Westminster
The RSPCA works with Ministers, civil servants, MPs and Peers as well as their research teams providing information for legislative debates, questions, departmental consultations and policy inquiries. We regularly attend meetings to brief decision makers as well as hold an annual parliamentary reception to draw key animal welfare issues to their attention. Please do take a look around our pages for briefings and information. If you require any further information please contact politicalaffairs@rspca.org.uk

As part of this the RSPCA provides the secretariat for the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW). This important All-Party Group is a resource for politicians and interest groups who wish to improve animal welfare in Westminster. For further information on this group please see www.apgaw.org