Parliamentary Outreach

Parliamentary Outreach spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords

The work of Parliamentary Outreach includes:

  • Delivering free training to organisations or individuals based in the UK explaining the work of Parliament

  • Promoting engagement with Select Committee inquiries

  • Showing how the public can get involved with legislative scrutiny

  • Demonstrating Parliament's relevance to each part of the UK

The Parliamentary Outreach service works in partnership with a diverse range of organisations, from local community groups and businesses to national campaign networks and NGOs. 

This model of long term, sustainable partnership working has proven to be the most effective way to support meaningful public engagement with Parliament.

Due to high demand for Parliamentary Outreach services, it is recommended that requests for specific training or workshops be made at least two months in advance.

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Services provided by Parliamentary Outreach

Connecting with Committees events

Find out how you can get involved with Select Committee inquiries

Resources for universities

The Houses of Parliament provides a range of resources and information to support teaching and research about Parliament in universities across the UK

Understanding Parliament events

Free events about Parliament's law making role and how the public can get involved

Train the Trainer

This programme supports organisations that want to access and deliver Parliamentary training, enabling their members and communities to learn about and engage with the work and processes of Parliament.

Resources for ALDs

Access resources designed to empower and enable adults with learning disabilities (ALD) to make civic engagement choices throughout their lives.

Parliament and Women

Women in Parliament pages with news, events, research and resources on women's rights and representation in UK politics and government

Outreach by region

Information about regional officers that deliver information sessions across the United Kingdom

Find Your MP

Follow Parliament on...

TwitterTwitter – keep up to date with what's happening in Parliament

FlickrFlickr – images of the business, events and buildings of Parliament

YouTubeYouTube – films explaining the work and history of Parliament

FacebookFacebook – become a fan of Parliament on facebook

Find UK Parliament on Google+Google+ – find UK Parliament on Google+ and add us to your circles

2015: Parliament in the Making

2015: Parliament in the Making logo

Join Parliament as we commemorate a series of major anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since De Montfort Parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.

Parliamentary Outreach on Twitter

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Contact Details

Parliamentary Outreach
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
Telephone: 020 7219 1650
Twitter: @UKParlOutreach

Commons Speaker homepage

Understand the role, history and current activities of The Speaker of the House of Commons.

Lord Speaker homepage

News on parliamentary events and outreach activities from the Lord Speaker's office.