Baby Loss APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To develop policy that supports families dealing with the grief and loss of a baby, and to raise awareness of what more can be done by the government, Parliament or other agencies to help those affected.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Baby Loss

1. Baby Loss Awareness Week and Held In Our Hearts charity
02/11/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House recognises Baby Loss Awareness Week; highlights that it is an opportunity to remember

2. Remove 24 week gestation requirement for a baby loss to be registered
12/05/2021 - Petitions

Found: all baby loss should be acknowledged. One in four pregnancies will heartbreakingly end in a loss of a

3. Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021
18/10/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House recognises that Baby Loss Awareness Week took place from 9 to 15 October 2021; offers

4. Screening tests for you and your baby: babies in special care units
19/08/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: tests for your baby Information for parents of babies who are in a special care baby unit, neonatal

5. Registration of stillbirth
12/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Deaths (Registration Etc.) Act 2019 4. Pregnancy loss review 5. Previous calls for change 2 Registration

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Baby Loss

1. Baby Loss: Covid-19
05/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: the covid-19 outbreak on people experiencing baby loss.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: marked Baby Loss Awareness Week—as with many things, covid-19 caused some delay, as Baby Loss Awareness - Speech Link
3: is a decision that the mother must make, as the baby still belongs to her body. I could have chosen not - Speech Link

2. Baby Loss Awareness Week
23/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: considered the matter of Baby Loss Awareness Week.Ahead of Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021, which - Speech Link
2: condolences to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby. To anyone to whom this has happened, despite - Speech Link
3: had experienced the loss of a baby. Unlike me, many have no idea why their baby had died. As well as - Speech Link

3. Baby Loss Awareness Week
08/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered baby loss awareness week.This is the fourth Baby Loss Awareness Week debate - Speech Link
2: members of the public who have not experienced baby loss, and for some Members here, is what we learn about - Speech Link
3: the variation in care for families bereaved by baby loss. It was an incredibly moving debate—I remember - Speech Link

4. Reducing Baby Loss
20/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: babies die before, during or soon after their birth. Baby deaths need to fall much faster if the Government’s - Speech Link
2: harrowing stories of their own experiences of baby loss and miscarriage. I would like to thank all those - Speech Link

5. Historical Stillbirth Burials and Cremations
06/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: bereaved through a stillbirth and other types of baby loss. By speaking openly and sharing their personal - Speech Link
2: process. The debates that we have here about baby loss are also part of that process. There is not one - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Baby Loss
1. Baby Care Units
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
07/06/2021
... what support his Department is providing to NHS Trusts to help ensure that they can facilitate full parental presence on neonatal units.

2. Baby Care Units
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
28/06/2021
... (c) 8 hours or less and (d) 12 hours or less.

3. Baby Care Units
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
28/06/2021
... (c) 24 hour access for one parent and (d) time-limited access for both parents.

4. Baby Care Units
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
09/06/2021
... if he will publish a National Neonatal Roadmap to help neonatal units to return to full parent access.

5. Baby Care Units
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
30/06/2020
... if he will introduce a subsistence fund to provide funding for parents from low-income families in England to spend time with their new-born babies in neonatal units.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Cherilyn Mackrory Portrait
Cherilyn Mackrory
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Truro and Falmouth
Joined: 24th February 2020
Jeremy Hunt Portrait
Jeremy Hunt
Co-Chair
Conservative - South West Surrey
Joined: 24th February 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Burma , First Do No Harm , Japan , Rohingya
Patricia Gibson Portrait
Patricia Gibson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran
Joined: 28th September 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Cats , Consumer Protection , Post Offices
Sarah Owen Portrait
Sarah Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Luton North
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Cherilyn Mackrory MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3713.

Email: cherilyn.mackrory.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Megan Ball, Sands, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London, N1 6AH. Tel: 020 3897 6094

Email: appg.babyloss@sands.org.uk

Secretariat:

Sands acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.sands.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.sands.org.uk/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
27 Jan 2021
Source
Sands
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/01/2021 To : 26/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
27 Jan 2021
Source
The Lullaby Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/01/2021 To : 26/01/2022
Value
£4,501
Date
27 Jan 2020
Source
The Lullaby Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/01/2020 To : 26/01/2021
Value
£6,001
Date
18 Jul 2019
Source
The Lullaby Trust
Description
The Lullaby Trust pays Drew Lindon Consulting Ltd to provide secretariat services to the group on its behalf   From : 18/07/2019 To : 17/07/2020
Value
£6,001
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
The Lullaby Trust
Description
The Lullaby Trust pays Drew Lindon Consulting Ltd to provide secretariat services to the group on its behalf   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Oct 2017
Source
The Lullaby Trust
Description
Baby Loss Awareness Week event held on 11/10/2017
Value
£4,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
The Lullaby Trust
Description
The Lullaby Trust acts as the group's secretariat and pays Drew Lindon Consulting Ltd to help it fulfil that role   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£6,001
Date
3 Feb 2016
Source
Lullaby Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 03/02/2016 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£6,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Baby Loss APPG

Former APPG Officers
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Antoinette Sandbach Portrait
Antoinette Sandbach
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eddisbury
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
Co-Chair
Conservative - Colchester
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships