The All-Party Parliamentary Group works to highlight the needs of adult survivors of child sexual abuse across the country, and to give a voice to their concerns in Parliament.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was created in November 2018 by Sarah Champion MP and The Survivors Trust, and contains members from across the Commons and Lords.
“If you want more people to talk about their abuse and come forward and go to court then you have to at least support them. And even if they don’t or can’t report, there has to be support for them to be able to live with dignity.”
— Anonymous Survivor.
The Inquiry - ‘Achieving quality information and support for survivors.’
The APPG’s first inquiry has gathered evidence on survivors’ experiences of accessing support and the criminal justice system. The inquiry gained the views of survivors through an online survey, evidence sessions in Parliament and written evidence.
The inquiry’s findings will be published in Spring 2019.
Chair - Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham (Labour).
Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford (DUP)
Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South (Labour)
Dr Lisa Cameron, MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (SNP)
Lucy Allan, MP for Telford (Conservative)
Pauline Latham, MP for Mid Derbyshire (Conservative)
Baroness Sheila Hollins (Crossbench)
Baroness Lorely Burt of Solihull (Liberal Democrats)
Baroness Uddin (Non-affiliated)
of people aged between 16 and 59 report that they were sexually abused as a child .
sexual offences against children under 18 in 2016/17.
people sentenced to custody for child sexual abuse offences in 2017.
Get Information and Support.
If you or someone you know has experienced rape or sexual violence or abuse, there is help available. This section contains information and contact details of specialist support services and useful resource material.