Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Meeting time: 09.30 - 12.21
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Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Angela Burns AM (in place of Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM)

Michelle Brown AM

Hefin David AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Darren Millar AM

Julie Morgan AM


Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Dr Sarah Watkins, Welsh Government

Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officer

Albert Heaney, Welsh Government

Denise Inger, SNAP Cymru

Debbie Thomas, National Deaf Children’s Society

Tim Ruscoe, Barnardo’s Cymru

Zoe Richards, Learning Disability Wales

Angie Contestabile, SENSE

Committee Staff:

Jon Antoniazzi (Clerk)

Gareth Rogers (Second Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Michael Dauncey (Researcher)

Sarah Hatherley (Researcher)




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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

The Chair welcomed Members.  Apologies were received from Mohammad Asghar, Angela Burns substituted.




2       Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being & Sport and the Minister for Social Services & Public Health - General Scrutiny session

The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and Minister.


It was agreed that a note on the following would be provided:


An update on the publication of the data on the CAMHS assessment time targets;


An update on the review ‘A Framework for a School Nursing Services for Wales’ following the meeting with the Chief Nursing Officer;


Breast feeding rates in Wales at six months;


A Note on Neonatal Services across Wales, including an update on hospitals that are on the ‘at risk’ register.




3       Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill - evidence session 2

The Committee heard evidence from Members of TSANA.




4       Paper(s) to note

The papers were noted.


The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for further information on the ‘My Travel Pass’ scheme.




4.1   Letter from NUS Wales to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure



4.2   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Further information on Pathways to Success



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting.

The motion was agreed.




6       Inquiry into Statutory Advocacy Provision - Consideration of draft report

The Committee considered the draft report.  Subject to a few minor amendments the Committee agreed the report.