APPG on safeguarding in faith communities

What is an all party parliamentary group?

All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party interest groups of MPs and Peers interested in a particular issue.  They exist to help other MPs from all parties become better informed about a particular policy area. APPGs do not have any power to make laws and are not funded by Parliament. There is a great number and variety of APPGs, covering many areas such as health, education, transport, defence, faith, finance, the media and sports.

What is the APPG on Safeguarding in Faith Communities?

The APPG on Safeguarding in Faith Communities was established in July 2021. The aims of the group, are to increase awareness of issues relating to safeguarding within faith settings and to provide an opportunity for faith communities to inform safeguarding discourse, share best practise and work together to create safer places.

Following our inaugural meeting which was held virtually over zoom on Friday 16 July 2021, Janet Daby MP and Lord Bishop Viv Faull were elected as Co-Chairs with thirtyone:eight, an independent safeguarding charity, providing the secretariat for the group.

Our registration has been submitted and is pending publication.

For latest news and updates follow us on Twitter @APPG_SafeFaith or for further information about the work of the APPG contact Jackie on [email protected] 

Elected Officers:

Janet Daby MP (LAB) - Co-Chair

Lord Bishop Viv Faull - Co-Chair

Rosie Duffield MP (LAB) - Vice-Chair

Tim Farron MP (LD) - Vice-Chair

Baroness Hollins - Vice-Chair

Ruth Jones MP (LAB) - Vice-Chair

Pauline Latham MP (CON) - Vice-Chair

Andrew Selous MP (CON) - Vice-Chair

Baroness Sherlock - Vice-Chair

Stephen Timms (LAB) - Vice-Chair

Secretariat provided by: Thirtyone:eight (Principal Advisor: Justin Humphreys, Joint CEO)


The APPG meets regularly as part of its work.  Details of previous and upcoming meetings are below.  If you're interested in attending please book your place by contacting Jackie on [email protected]. Please be aware that places are limited.

The inaugural meeting of the group, which was held online, included introductions, an outline of the group's purpose, and the election of officers for the group.

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