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.
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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