The Conception to Age Two All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) connects parliamentarians who share a passion for parent-infant relationships

The Conception to Age Two All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) brings together parliamentarians from across the political spectrum with a shared passion for improving babies’ early relationships, experiences and outcomes.

The APPG is chaired by Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. The secretariat is provided by the Parent-Infant Foundation.

The group meets regularly to:

  • Hear the latest developments in national and local policy and practice
  • Understand the challenges currently facing babies and their families and the services that work with them
  • Advocate for policy change.

Meetings take place three or four times a year in the Houses of Parliament and are usually attended by over 100 passionate professionals, academics and campaigners.

Current officers of the group are:

  • Tim Loughton, Conservative
  • Lucy Powell, Labour
  • Sharon Hodgson, Labour
  • Caroline Ansell, Conservative
  • Fiona Bruce, Conservative
  • Mariam Cates, Conservative
  • Wera Hobhouse, Lib Dem
  • Sally-Ann Hart, Conservative
  • Siobhan Baillie, Conservative
  • Rt Hon Baroness Hollins
  • Lord Russell of Liverpool