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APPG Conception to Age Two


We are actively involved in the All Party Parliamentary Group: Conception to Age Two – The First 1001 Days and provide the joint secretariat for the group alongside the Wave Trust.

The APPG group chaired by Tim Loughton MP was established in 2013 to promote a holistic approach to the antenatal and postnatal periods, with specific regard to the early years and infant mental health; to hold evidence-based inquiries into best practice for an infant’s first 1001 critical days to help policymakers make informed decisions on provision in this period; and to uphold cross-party consensus for this age group.

Key activity from the group has been the production of the Building Great Britons report published in 2015, following a series policy-based talks and events based on the latest scientific evidence.

Building on this work, in Autumn 2017 the APPG launched the book edited by Dr Penelope Leach: Transforming Infant Wellbeing, which brings together evidence from over 40 leading experts in infant mental health.

To receive communication about the APPG’s activities please click here

To see minutes from the current parliamentary year, please see the download documents at the bottom of this page.

The first meeting for 2017-18 was held on 9 October 2017. 

The second meeting for 2017-18 was held on 22 January 2018.  The focus was on the current Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper.  The minutes and presentations from the event are available for download below.