The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood
Chair: Steve McCabe MP
Co-Chair: Baroness (Floella) Benjamin of Beckenham OBE
Vice-Chairs: Julie Elliot MP, Dame Diana Johnson MP, Lord McColl of Dulwich, Adam Holloway MP
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The purpose of this Group
To promote evidence based discussion and produce reports on all aspects of childhood health and wellbeing including obesity; to inform policy decisions and public debate relating to childhood; and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians. The Group was formally recognised in December 2013 and its official details are here.
Please note that 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 Groups are informal groups of members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. Any views expressed in these pages or in our reports are those of the Group. The Group seeks to influence the views of Parliament and of Government to better address these issues.
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All meetings will be virtual ones until further notice
Monday 8 February at 4.30 pm – An open meeting with the aim of encouraging and co-ordinating sector-wide activity to press for improved mental health support for children and young people.
This meeting is open to anyone with interest in improving the mental health support given to children and young people. To register, please email us.
- Phil Royal, Head of the APPG Secretariat
- Helen Clark, APPG Lead Author and Campaign Manager of the Child Mental Health Charter
- Lea Milligan, CEO of MQ Mental Health Research
Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 4 pm – The Early Years: The Damage Done and How to Address It
- Briony Richter, Editor of Nursery Management Today
- Dr Ioanna Bakopoulou and Dr Will Baker, University of Bristol School of Education
- Jodie Reed, Director at Isos Partnership, and Sally Hogg, Head of Policy and Campaigning at the Parent-Infant Foundation
Go to our meeting notes page on the menu for minutes of past meetings and to see the wide range of topics and speakers.
Working Group Reports
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for a Fit and Healthy Childhood regularly produces wide-ranging reports which aim to assist policy-makers to reach decisions based on best evidence. The reports can be read or downloaded from here.
Become an External Member
We recognise that without the support of charitable, corporate and individual interests and experts in the field, it will not be possible to fulfil our ambitious agenda. There is a modest annual fee. Full details of this and sponsorship opportunities are available from the Group Secretariat.
Each All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is required by the official rules to have a set of Officers who are Members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. Royal Public Affairs currently provides the secretariat for two such Groups: this one and also the APPG on Energy Costs.
The secretariat does the work of organising meetings and such other activities as the Group decides to undertake. This may include, for instance, the establishment of Working Groups in order to produce reports on topics of interest.
Groups with an ambitious programme need to be funded. Many Groups are funded by a single substantial organisation who provide staff to the APPG. We prefer to have a broader base of interested parties and so request a modest annual fee. If you are interested in supporting either of these Groups please email the Secretariat for further details.
For the avoidance of all doubt, may we re-assure you that no politician has asked for, or been offered, any payment of any kind.
You can find details of the group on the UK Parliament’s website here.