The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)


The Children's Media Foundation set up the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children's Media and the Arts in June 2011. 

This is not an official website [or feed] of Parliament. It has not been approved by either House. APPGs are informal groups of Parliamentarians with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed are those of the group.

The APPG provides information about the fast moving world of children's media and cultural activity to members of both Houses. It is jointly supported by the CMF and Action for Children's Arts.

The group is currently co-chaired by Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham (Lib Dem) and Julie Elliott MP (Labour - Sunderland Central), with Andrew Rosindell MP (Romford - Conservative), and Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall (Labour) serving as officers.

The APPG strives to uphold the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that every child has the right to enjoy and participate in cultural and artistic activities, be given news and information appropriately, and educated so that their personality, talents and abilities are developed to the full.

APPG Activity

APPG Brief Meeting Report 5.9.23 "What's Happening in Kids' 3"
APPG Meeting 5.9.23 - minutes of the meeting

The AGM for the Children's Media and the Arts APPG took place on 22nd May 2023 with Baroness Benjamin in the chair. APPG AGM 2023 - minutes of the meeting.

APPG Brief Meeting Report 27.2.23 "What's Happening in Kids' 2"
APPG Meeting 27.2.23 - minutes of the meeting

APPG Meeting Report 25.1.23 “The Importance of Keeping Drama and Theatre for Children and Young People Alive”
APPG Meeting 25.1.23 - minutes of the meeting

APPG Brief Meeting Report  1.12.2 "The Future Landscape of Children's Public Service Broadcasting"  
APPG Meeting 1.12.22 - minutes of the meeting     

APPG Headlines 2020-21

APPG Headlines 2019-20

APPG Headlines 2018-19

APPG Headlines 2017-18

APPG Headlines 2016-17

APPG Headlines 2015-16

APPG Headlines 2014-15

APPG Headlines 2012-13

APPG Headlines 2011-12

'Childhood lasts a lifetime' and what we deliver for children today will influence their lives forever. So the role of the creative industries is to deliver a lasting legacy, to inspire a generation of children by creating outstanding works provided by those who know how to fire up children's imaginations and creative abilities. This is a vital part of children's growing up and a preparation for their adult lives.

Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham OBE, OM Co-chair the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children's Media and the Arts

The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)