Safeguarding in Faith Communities APPG

First Registered: 25/08/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To focus on safeguarding concerns relevant to any community of faith, belief or religion. The APPG is attempting to raise awareness and improve policy and practice in relation to safeguarding in faith communities and by encouraging both the opportunity and responsibility of those faith groups and communities in creating safer places for all.

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Recent Documents related to Safeguarding in Faith Communities

1. Safeguarding in Faith Communities
25/08/2021 - APPGs

Found: To focus on safeguarding concerns relevant to any community of faith, belief or religion. The APPG is

2. Safeguarding in Faith Settings
10/10/2018 - APPGs

Found: To focus on safeguarding concerns relevant to any community of faith, belief or religion. The APPG is

3. Child protection in religious organisations and settings: HC 705 (print)
19/10/2021 - Home Office
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Found: schools and out-of-school settings 75 F.3: Safeguarding in unregistered school settings 75 F.4: Child

4. Child protection in religious organisations and settings: HC 705
19/10/2021 - Home Office
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Found: supplementary schools and out-of-school settings 75F.3: Safeguarding in unregistered school settings 75F.4: Child

5. Prevent strategy
30/11/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: and stigmatisation reported by members of faith communities, specifically the British Muslim community

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Safeguarding in Faith Communities

1. Places of Worship: Protective Security Funding
07/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: terrorists in Sri Lankan churches as they observed their faith on Easter Sunday. More victims were targeted in - Speech Link
2: fear and apprehension for those practising their faith in places of worship. But this cannot be regarded - Speech Link

2. SPAC Nation
08/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: track of what it is doing. There is no local safeguarding board keeping track of the risks to young people - Speech Link
2: Department. I am grateful to have the Minister for safeguarding and vulnerability—the Under-Secretary of State - Speech Link
3: that this is an important issue in terms of the safeguarding of young people, but the reality is that this - Speech Link

3. Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
04/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: they are with reducing fatalities and helping communities damaged by conflict to rebuild and recover. When - Speech Link
2: agreed to pilot the scheme. Regular reporting of safeguarding and misconduct data would also ensure that victims - Speech Link
3: vulnerable are. We have seen big movements within faith organisations and children’s organisations to prohibit - Speech Link

4. Domestic Violence
05/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: line for abused children, following a recent safeguarding live survey of front-line services showing that - Speech Link
2: religious communities. Can the Minister assure the House that the Government are partnering with faith groups - Speech Link
3: out to everybody. I cannot say for certain about faith groups, but I can certainly get him some information - Speech Link

5. Overseas Aid: Charities and Faith-based Organisations
12/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Majesty’s Government to engage with small charities and faith-based organisations in delivering United Kingdom - Speech Link
2: Small charities are often more rooted in their communities and have a strong record of partnering with others - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Safeguarding in Faith Communities
1. Faith Schools
asked by: Crispin Blunt
23/07/2021
... what estimate he has made of the number of pupils with no reasonable choice other than to attend a faith school due to lack of secular provision in their area.

2. Faith Schools
asked by: Rachael Maskell
18/10/2021
... what assessment he has made of the capital budget of faith-based schools when they are ringfenced within holding budgets.

3. Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
asked by: Steve Reed
29/01/2020
... what the timetable is for the publication of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel First National Review.

4. Iran: Baha'i Faith
asked by: Rachel Hopkins
15/12/2020
... what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterparts on reports of members of the Baha’i community being denied access to university through the Iranian state university application process; and if he will make a statement.

5. Iran: Baha'i Faith
asked by: Rachel Hopkins
11/01/2021
... what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on reports of members of the Baha’i community being imprisoned or banned from public sector employment where they have academic qualifications issued by the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education; and if he will make a statement.

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10 Current APPG Officers
Janet Daby Portrait
Janet Daby
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Lewisham East
Joined: 25th August 2021
Lord Bishop of Bristol Portrait
Lord Bishop of Bristol
Co-Chair
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 25th August 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Sherlock Portrait
Baroness Sherlock
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 25th August 2021
1 APPG Membership
Christians in Parliament
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Janet Daby MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: janet.daby.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jackie Mills, Thirtyone:eight, PO Box 133, Swanley BR8 7UQ. Tel: 01732 922 972

Email: appg@thirtyoneeight.org

Secretariat:

Thirtyone:eight acts as the group's secretariat. https://thirtyoneeight.org

Group's Website:

https://thirtyoneeight.org/about-us/all-party-parliamentary-group/

Benefits in Kind
Date
16 Jul 2021
Source
Thirtyone:eight
Description
Secretariat   From : 16/07/2021 To : 15/07/2022
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Safeguarding in Faith Communities APPG