All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence

12 Dec 2018

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence

The APPG on Sexual Violence is co-chaired by Sarah Champion MP and Rt Hon Maria Miller MP. It provides a forum for discussion within Parliament to raise awareness of sexual violence against women and girls, and particularly on how legislation, policy and practice relating to sexual violence is affecting survivors and specialist support services.

Rape Crisis England & Wales provides the Secretariat to this group and supports the group in an administrative and operational capacity.

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Officers for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence:

Sarah Champion MP – Co-Chair
Rt Hon Maria Miller MP – Co-Chair
Jess Phillips MP Vice-Chair
Baroness Margaret Prosser, OBE
Caroline Lucas MP
Alison Thewliss MP

Previous meetings

Date                                    Title

24th January 2018         Inaugural Meeting

17th April 2018                Pornography and Sexual Violence

17th July 2018                 The Funding and Commissioning Landscape Part 1: The Frontline 

17th October 2018         The Funding and Commissioning Landscape Part 2: Understanding the Perspective of Funders and Commissioners

12th December 2018     Launch of the APPG report 'The Facts about Funding and Commissioning Sexual Violence and Abuse Services'

Publications and reports

The Facts about Funding and Commissioning Sexual Violence and Abuse Services

On 12th December the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence report into the Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services took place. 

The report follows the APPG’s inquiry into the current funding and commissioning landscape. During two sessions earlier this year, evidence was provided to the inquiry by survivors, providers, charitable trusts and senior civil servants, and Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability.

At a time of unprecedented demand for services this report aims to provide a concise overview of the challenges facing the specialist sexual violence and abuse sector and makes a number of recommendations to Government.