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All-Party Parliamentary Group 

We organise the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers (APPG).

What is the APPG for Looked After Children and Care Leavers?

We organise the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers (APPG). This helps us influence politicians and put forward suggestions for change in the system.

The APPG was established in 1998 and Become has acted as ‘secretariat’ of the group since then. This means we are responsible for the organisation of the group.

APPG meetings bring together lots of people with different personal and professional experiences, including those with lived experience of the care system, professionals and carers, representations organisations and others to share their expertise with decision makers in government, parliament and local authorities. 

The APPG also carries out ‘inquiries’ which look into specific issues in the care system and make recommendations to the government about how things can change.

The Spotlight Inquiry

The APPG has launched the Spotlight Inquiry which aims to shine a light on the care system – or systems – across the country.

We’re exploring themes of care and community and will be hearing from care-experienced young people and adults, carers, professionals and others with an interest in improving the care system and feeding into the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in receiving updates from the APPG about future meetings and more, please subscribe to the mailing list using the link below.

Which MPs are involved with the APPG?

The current officers of the APPG as elected at the AGM in April 2021 are:

  • Steve McCabe MP: Chair
  • Baroness Young of Hornsey: Co-Vice-Chair
  • Tim Loughton MP: Co-Vice Chair
  • Lucy Allan MP: Officer
  • Marie Rimmer MP: Officer
  • David Simmonds MP: Officer
  • Lord Watson of Invergowrie: Officer

Previous Inquiries