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As parliament is presently dissolved, the APPG is unable to conduct any business until after the State opening of parliament on 17th July. Please join our mailing list for updates by contacting the team on [email protected]



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 practice 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. The group is now co-chaired by Lord Bishop Viv Faull and Ruth Jones MP.

Our official registration can be found here (Page 1065).

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

Please note this is not an official website of Parliament. It has not been
approved by either House. APPGs are informal groups of Parliamentarians with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in meeting notes below are those of the group.

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

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Ruth Jones MP

Bishop Viv Faull


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

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed on this website are those of the group, or individual members of the group.

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