Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 26 October 2017

Meeting time: 09.15 - 12.52
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Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Michelle Brown AM

Hefin David AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Darren Millar AM

Mark Reckless AM


Lesley Lewis, Cwm Taf University Health Board

Alison Cowell, Children's Services

Helen James, Powys Teaching Health Board

Amy McNaughton, Public Health Wales

Alison Davies, Royal College of Nursing Wales

Nicola Milligan, Cwm Taf  University Health Board

Sandra Dredge, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Sarah Mutch, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Liz Wilson, Carmarthenshire County Council

Hannah Fleck, Conwy County Borough Council

Clair Lister, Conwy County Borough Council

Sarah Ostler, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Committee Staff:

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Sian Thomas (Researcher)




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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members. Apologies were received from Julie Morgan AM, there was no substitute.

1.2        Under SO 17.24, Darren Millar AM declared his wife delivered positive parenting programmes in the North Wales area. 




2       Inquiry into Flying Start: outreach

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Welsh NHS Confederation and Public Health Wales.



3       Evidence session 2

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Nursing and the Welsh Heads of Health Visiting and School Nursing Forum.



4       Evidence session 3

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Flying Start Network.



5       Paper(s) to note

5.1 The paper was noted.



5.1   Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales to the Minister for Lifelong learning and Welsh Language



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



7       Inquiry into Flying Start: outreach - Consideration of the evidence

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard. They agreed to take further evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Culture.



8       The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People: Consultation Responses