All Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (APPG CTYAC) is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers which aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting children, teenagers and young adults with cancer and their families in Parliament.
The APPG CTYAC launched in October 2017 in recognition of the unique issues experienced by young cancer patients and their families.
The APPG brings together MPs and Peers from all political parties to champion the voices of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer in Parliament.
- Scrutinise the effectiveness of the system supporting young cancer patients throughout their experience of cancer
- Influence government policy to reflect the needs of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer
- Provide a forum for discussion in Parliament of the key issues affecting children and young people with cancer
- Champion the voices of young cancer patients and their families to ensure their experiences are represented to Parliament and Government
- Bring together and engage with relevant stakeholders supporting young cancer patients and their families.
Chair – Amy Callaghan MP
Vice-Chairs – Jack Lopresti MP
Officers – Lord Moynihan, Dame Diana Johnson MP
The APPG is supported in partnership by Young Lives vs Cancer and Teenage Cancer Trust, who provide joint-secretariat services to the Group.
The ‘Listen Up! What matters to young cancer patients’ report was published by the APPG CTYAC in July 2018. The report looks into patient experience for children and young people across the UK and makes a number of recommendations for change.
- Concludes the APPG’s first ever Inquiry into patient experience for children and young people with cancer
- Reviews research and evidence
- Includes findings from the Inquiry’s survey of young people, parents and healthcare professionals
- Has evidence gathered from the Inquiry’s two scrutiny sessions
What happens next?
The APPG CTYAC will work with government and NHS leaders to ensure what matters to children and young people with cancer and their families is addressed and acted upon. During 2023 and beyond there will be opportunities for children, young people, parents and professionals to get involved in the work of the APPG.
Find out more
The APPG CTYAC is a registered group.
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.