All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse

The APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse is chaired by Jess Phillips MP and provides a forum for discussion on how policy and legislation relating to domestic violence is affecting survivors and specialist support services.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse

Read our latest report

Creating a Truly Transformative Domestic Abuse Bill

See the recommendations from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Women’s Aid is delighted to be the Secretariat to this group and supports the group in an administrative and operational capacity.

List of Officers for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse:

  • Jess Phillips MP – Chair
  • Maria Miller MP – Vice-Chair
  • Sarah Champion MP
  • Vicky Foxcroft MP
  • Baroness Thornton
  • Caroline Lucas MP
  • Baroness Hamwee
  • Norman Lamb MP
  • Paul Scully MP
  • Sir Peter Bottomley MP
  • Gavin Newlands MP
  • Alison Thewliss MP
  • Thangam Debbonaire MP
  • Seema Malhotra MP
  • Alex Chalk MP
  • Baroness Verma
  • Emma Hardy MP
  • Alex Norris MP
  • Angela Smith MP
  • Baroness Lister
  • Baroness Bertin
  • Baroness Hogg

Want to get involved?

The APPG meetings are open to the public to attend. If you would like to receive updates from the APPG and invitations to meetings, click on the link below to sign up to our mailing list.

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Previous meetings:

18th July 2018Tackling the Root Causes of Domestic Abuse
6th June 2019Women’s Mental Health and Gender-Based Violence: A joint session of the Mental Health and Domestic Violence APPGs
21st May 2018A joint meeting of the APPG on Ending Homelessness & the APPG on Domestic Violence
20th February 2018A Job Description for the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner – read the minutes of this meeting here.
Following this meeting of the APPG, the government announced a public consultation on the new Domestic Abuse Bill – read more here.
1st November 2017"Will the Bill Stop Her Being Turned Away” Support for Survivors with No Recourse to Public Funds.
19th July 2017Inaugural Meeting and AGM; Transforming our National Response - Priorities for the Domestic Violence & Abuse Act
29th March 2017Tackling Misogyny as a Hate Crime
The APPG requested further research into the classification of misogyny as a hate crime. A research note by Felicity Kaganas was completed following the meeting. Available here
27th February 2017Tackling Domestic Abuse in a Digital Age
26th October 2016Expert Discussion on Online Abuse
14th September 2016Brexit and Domestic Abuse - Opportunities for Change?
Following the meeting Women’s Aid have produced briefing on the Impact of Leaving the EU. Download the briefing here.
13th July 2016AGM and Welfare Reforms and Domestic Abuse Survivors
20th April 2016Briefing Launch: Findings of the Hearing on Domestic Abuse, Child Contact and the Family Courts
27th January 2016Parliamentary Hearing on Domestic Abuse, Child Contact and the Family Courts
17th June 2015AGM and the priorities for a new Government tackling domestic violence
24th February 2015APPG report launch: The Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
8th December 2014Project Mirabal Research Findings on Perpetrators Programmes
November 2014APPG Inquiry Oral Evidence Sessions - The Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services.
September 2014Launch of PPG Inquiry Consultation into the Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services.
9th June 2014Meeting exploring Early Intervention and Troubled Families
20th March 2014APPG Inquiry report launch - Women's Access to Justice
25th November and 27th November 2013 APPG Inquiry Oral Evidence Sessions - Women's Access to Justice
9th September 2013Meeting on the Impact the Cuts to Funding and commissioning Deforms on Domestic and Sexual Violence Services


Publications and reports

The APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse conducts in-depth inquiries into key issues raised through APPG meetings. The inquiries include evidence submissions from survivors of domestic violence, domestic violence professionals, academics, politicians and charities.

Previous Inquiries and reports have included: Women’s Access to Justice and The Changing Landscape of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Services.

View APPG Reports

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