The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Follow up on the 'Mind over Matter' report - evidence session 2
Decision Maker: Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd
Is Key decision?: Yes
The Children, Young People and Education Committee undertook follow-up work on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People in Wales
Timeline since publication of Mind over Matter report
Following the Plenary debate a revised Welsh Government response was requested. This was in light of the cross-party consensus in the Siambr that the Welsh Government’s original response did not meet the ambition outlined in the Committee’s report and recommendations.
In response to the Plenary debate, Ministerial Task and Finish Group chaired jointly by the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Education. The Welsh Government also agreed to provide an update (PDF 202KB) on recommendations by March 2019.In February 2019 the Committee wrote (PDF 76.1KB) to remind the Welsh Government of the request for a revised response. the Welsh Government established a
In May 2019, the Welsh Government provided the requested update (PDF 824KB) on progress in relation to the Committee’s recommendations. An update (PDF 655KB) from the Chair of the Together for Children and Young People Programme was also provided.
20 June 2019 – Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Education.
26 June 2019 - Chair of the Together for Children and Young People Programme.
In July 2019 the Welsh Government wrote to the Committee (PDF 397KB) on the actions agreed at the oral evidence session.
In August 2019, the Committee wrote to the Welsh Government (PDF 163KB) outlining its conclusions and recommendations from the follow up scrutiny sessions. In October 2019, Welsh Government responded to the Committee’s letter. (PDF 471KB)
In December 2019 the Committee received a letter (PDF 1 MB) from the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the future of the T4CYP Programme. In response the Committee wrote (PDF 104KB) outlining its next steps.
3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Health and Social Services.
3.2 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide the following:
- A summary of the NHS Delivery Unit Capacity Review Report including all individual Health board reports and the report that the interim improvement plans are based on.
- Management data on neurodevelopmental services.
- An update on the broader work, including the role of other agencies, for children and young people with extremely complex needs who are being placed in hospitals in England.
- A note on the progress being made on the emotional and mental health of Looked after children (Recommendation 23 of Mind over Matter).
Publication date: 25/06/2019
Date of decision: 20/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 20/06/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd