Health and Social Care Committee

 

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

 

 

 

Meeting date:

Thursday, 21 May 2015

 

 

 

Meeting time:

09.05 - 12.38

 

 

 

This meeting can be viewed on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3018

 

 

Concise Minutes:

 

 

 

Assembly Members:

 

David Rees AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

John Griffiths AM

Elin Jones AM

Darren Millar AM

Gwyn R Price AM

Lindsay Whittle AM

Kirsty Williams AM

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

 

Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Hywel Dafydd, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Samantha Clutton, Barnardo’s Cymru

Cecile Gwilym, NSPCC Wales

Catriona Williams, Children in Wales

Kate Chamberlain, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Nia Roberts, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Lin Slater, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Lynda Williams, Cwm Taf University Health Board

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Staff:

 

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Helen Finlayson (Second Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Enrico Carpanini (Legal Adviser)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)

Stephen Boyce (Researcher)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

 

 

 

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Transcript

View the meeting transcript.

 

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1   Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill: discussion on order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings

1.1 The Committee agreed, in principle, the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings of the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

 

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2   Introductions, apologies and substitutions

2.1 Apologies were received from Lynne Neagle.

 

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3   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: evidence session 13

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

3.2 The Children’s Commissioner agreed to provide the Committee with:

·         the findings from the Commissioners review of the commissioning of advocacy services; and

·         her views on section 57 of the Bill on local authorities functions in relation to looked after and accommodated children.

 

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4   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: evidence session 14

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

4.2 Catriona Williams and Cecile Gwilym agreed to provide the Committee with their views on whether the definition of a social care worker in the Bill is sufficiently clear.

4.3 Samantha Clutton and Cecile Gwilym agreed to provide the Committee with their views on how the Bill could be strengthened in relation to the commissioning of services by local authorities.

 

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5   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: evidence session 15

5.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

 

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6   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: evidence session 16

6.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

 

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7   Papers to note

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7.1 Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: correspondence from the Children, Young People and Education Committee

7.1a The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

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8   Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

8.1 The motion was agreed.

 

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9   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

9.2 The Committee agreed to write to foster careers organisations to seek their views on extending registration with Social Care Wales to foster careers.

 

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10      Public Health (Wales) Bill: preparation for scrutiny

10.1 The Committee noted the Business Committee’s decision in principle to refer the Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee for Stage 1 and Stage 2 scrutiny and agreed to write to the Business Committee to indicate that it had significant concerns about the proposed timetable and the pressure it would place on its workload.

10.2 The Committee also agreed to ask the Business Committee to extend the proposed deadline for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill by two weeks to accommodate other work commitments.