Agenda and minutes

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


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

(09.30 - 11.00)


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

Welsh Government


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

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services & Public Health

Dr Sarah Watkins, Deputy Director for Mental Health, Vulnerable Groups and Offenders

Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer

Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services and Integration

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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.






(11.00 - 12.00)


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

Denise Inger, Chief Executive Officer – SNAP Cymru

Debbie Thomas, Policy and Campaigns Officer - National Deaf Children’s Society

Tim Ruscoe, Public Affairs Officer Wales - Barnardo’s Cymru

Zoe Richards, Young Person and Carer’s Manager - Learning Disability Wales

Angie Contestabile, Policy and Campaigns Officer - Sense Cymru

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The Committee heard evidence from Members of TSANA.



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.


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

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

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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.

(12.05 - 12.25)


Inquiry into Statutory Advocacy Provision - Consideration of draft report

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