The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Children in Police Custody is a cross-party group of Members of the Houses of Commons and Lords who work together to raise awareness of the experiences of children in police custody and to develop recommendations for ensuring that children’s rights are respected and upheld in police custody.

The group was established on 13 December 2022. Janet Daby MP is the Chair of the APPG. Dr Miranda Bevan, an academic based at Goldsmiths, University of London, provides secretariat support for the APPG.

Purpose Statement

Parliament requires every group to have an official statement of the group’s purpose. The purpose of the APPG on Children in Police Custody is recorded as:

To raise awareness of the experiences of children in police custody; for Parliamentarians to hear from children, professionals and experts about the impacts of police custody on children, their families, carers and communities; to develop recommendations for reform to ensure that children’s rights are upheld and respected in police custody.

This is not an official webpage of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its Committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

 

Contact Information

For enquiries relating to the APPG or to join the Distribution List and be invited to the APPG’s meetings, please email: M.Bevan@gold.ac.uk.

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