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.

All Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer

The APPG CTYAC launched in October 2017 in recognition of the unique issues experienced by young cancer patients and their families. 

Every year in the UK around 4,000 children and young people under 25 are diagnosed with cancer: that’s 11 children and young people every single day. 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.

Group aims

  • 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 and Officers

Chair - Thangam Debbonaire MP 

Vice-Chair - Jack Lopresti MP

Officers -  Mark Tami MP, Ruth George MP and Jim Shannon MP

Secretariat

The APPG is supported in partnership by CLIC Sargent and Teenage Cancer Trust, who provide joint-secretariat services to the Group.

Inquiry into patient experience 

In July 2018, the APPG CTYAC launched a new report, ‘Listen up! What matters to young cancer patients’, looking into patient experience for children and young people across the UK. To find out more, visit the Listen Up! report page

Find out more

To find out more about the All Party Parliamentary Group, download the briefing.

If you are interested in joining the APPG, finding out more about its work, or joining the mailing list, please contact appg@clicsargent.org.uk.

If you join the mailing list, your personal information will be managed in line with CLIC Sargent's privacy policy and Teenage Cancer Trust’s privacy policy and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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.

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