Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 04/03/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
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(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that she had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health but that the meeting would be broadcast live on www.senedd.tv

1.3 The Chair stated that if for any reason she dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Dawn Bowden MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

1.4 There were no apologies.

(09.15 - 10.45)

2.

COVID-19: mental and physical health

Professor Ann John, Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Swansea University Medical School and Chair of the National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on the prevention of suicide and self-harm

Professor Alka Ahuja, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & National Clinical Lead, TEC (Technology Enabled Care) Cymru and Public Engagement Lead, Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales

Professor Adrian Edwards, Professor of General Practice at Cardiff University, Director of the new Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre, Director of PRIME Centre Wales (all-Wales centre for primary and emergency care research) and part time GP

Dr David Tuthill, Consultant Paediatrician and Officer for Wales at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from Professor Ann John, Professor Alka Ahuja, Professor Adrian Edwards and Dr David Tuthill on matters relating to the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people.

(10.45)

3.

Papers to note

Minutes:

3.1 The papers were noted.

3.1

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education regarding safeguarding referrals and Looked After Children

Supporting documents:

3.2

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people – return to education

Supporting documents:

3.3

Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales to the Chair of the Children Young People and Education Committee regarding a Review of the Welsh Government's exercise of its functions: Home education and Independent Schools

Supporting documents:

3.4

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Report on the compliance with the duty under section one of the Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011

Supporting documents:

3.5

Letter to Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Minister for Education regarding the implementation of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018

Supporting documents:

(10.45)

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.45 - 11.00)

5.

Covid-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence it heard in the previous session.