All Party Parliamentary Group
NCB co-ordinates the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group for children, taking the voices of children and young people to the heart of Government.
The APPGC is chaired by Tim Loughton MP and Baroness Howarth. Details of other members of the Group can be found here.
Together we hold inquiries to raise awareness of issues putting children at risk and work across Government to influence the development of policy that brings about the best for babies, children and young people.
Putting children at the heart of Government spending decisions
Our most recent work with the APPGC has focused on protecting children's interests in the coronavirus pandemic, listening to children, young people and parents and bringing children's organisations together to call for action.
The video below shows the impact of lockdown to the APPGC in July 2020. Children and young people presented the video and discussed the issues with Parliamentarians to make a case for change.
Inquiry into children's social care
In July 2018, the APPGC published results of a 10-month inquiry into the causes of different threshold levels for accessing children’s social care services. 'Storing Up Trouble' found that vulnerable children and families face a postcode lottery in the levels of support offered to them by services.
This followed the Group’s longer 2016/17 Inquiry into children’s social care services in England. Among other things, the Inquiry report, ‘No Good Options’ found significant variation in the number of children accessing children’s social care services across the country.
For minutes and details of future APPGC meetings, please contact Sarah-Jane James: SJames@ncb.org.uk