Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Meeting time: 09.21 - 11.27
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4170


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Michelle Brown AM

Hefin David AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Darren Millar AM

Julie Morgan AM

Mark Reckless AM

Witnesses:

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

Karen Jewell, Welsh Government

Joanna Jordan, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Rebekah James (Researcher)

 

Transcript

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

The Chair welcomed Members. There were no apologies.

 

2       Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 11

The Committee heard evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport. The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a note on the following:

 

·         Timescales on when a full Health Board data picture will be available which includes the number of women who have been referred and seen a psychologist and those referred but are unable to access one.

·         An update on the availability of access to face to face talking treatment.

·         A note on the evidence given by the British Psychological Society that, due to the absence of a consultant perinatal psychologist in Wales, supervision outside Wales is having to be sought by those delivering perinatal psychology services in Wales.  

·         An update following the joint Committee meeting on 25 July to discuss the review of demand tier 4 services.

·         A note on any research available on the impact of being unable to breastfeed, and whether this can be a trigger for postnatal depression, and what steps are being taken by frontline staff to support breastfeeding mothers.

 

3       Paper(s) to note

The papers were noted.

 

3.1   Note on the All Wales Perinatal Mental Health Steering Group

3.2   Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for and Economy and Infrastructure - Learner Travel in Wales

 

 

 

 

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

The Motion was agreed.

 

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5       Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Discussion of evidence

The Committee discussed the evidence they had received throughout the inquiry. A draft report would be considered at the start of the autumn term.

 

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