All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Domestic Violence and Abuse was set up as a forum to work with parliamentarians on the issue of domestic abuse and to facilitate engagement between organisations, academics, commissioners and leaders in the violence against women (VAWG) space and key decision makers. It also provides an important platform for survivors of domestic abuse to discuss their experiences with parliamentarians to inform policy changes to better support survivors of domestic abuse.
The APPG is a unique opportunity to hold ministers to account on securing change and improvements for survivors of domestic abuse.
In the 2023-24 parliamentary session, the APPG will look at
examining a number of key issues and policy areas where change is needed to
support survivors of domestic abuse.
The Group’s Chair and Vice Chair are keen to continue to
build on the momentum behind the Group and will look at holding this programme
of meetings in a hybrid fashion to accommodate those who may find in person
meetings in the House of Commons inaccessible, while ensuring MPs and Peers are
still able to benefit from meeting and discussing important issues as a group.
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:
Chair: Apsana Begum MP email@example.com
Co-Chair: Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KC MP
Vice-Chair: Baroness Bertin
Fleur Anderson MP
Paula Barker MP
Sir Peter Bottomley MP
Sarah Champion MP
Theo Clarke MP
Mark Fletcher MP
Vicky Foxcroft MP
Emma Hardy MP
Kim Johnson MP
Kate Kniveton MP
Baroness Lister of Burtersett
Caroline Lucas MP
Rt Hon Maria Miller MP
Gavin Newlands MP
Alex Norris MP
Jess Phillips MP
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
Rt Hon Liz Saville Roberts MP
Naz Shah MP
Alison Thewliss MP
Want to get involved?
The APPG meetings are open to the public to attend. Where possible, we will try to livestream meetings to ensure those who cannot make it in person are still able to join. 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.
To sign up to the APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse mailing list, click here.
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 abuse, domestic abuse professionals, academics, politicians and charities.
Previous Inquiries and reports have included: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Domestic Abuse Survivors, Women’s Access to Justice and The Changing Landscape of the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services.