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Transcript: Transcript for 18/05/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        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.

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

 

(14.00 - 15.00)

2.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable children with representatives of the third sector and frontline staff

Allison Hulme, National Director - BASW Cymru.

Sarah Crawley, Director – Barnardos Cymru

Vivienne Laing, Policy and Public Affairs Manager – NSPCC Cymru

Louise Israel, Childline Senior Supervisor – NSPCC Cymru

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1        The Committee heard evidence from NSPCC Cymru, Barnardos and Childline.

2.2        NSPCC Cymru agreed to provide further details about trends in contacts with its helpline.

 

(15.00)

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from item 4 of today's meeting

Minutes:

3.1        The Motion was agreed.

(15.10 - 15.30)

4.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1        Members considered the evidence heard during the previous session.

(15.30 - 16.30)

5.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable children with Heads of Children's Services and the National Independent Safeguarding Board

 

Marian Parry Hughes, Head of the All Wales Heads of Children’s Services

Sally Jenkins, Head of Children and Family Services – Newport City Council  

Craig McLeod, Senior Manager Children and Workforce – Flintshire County Council

Jan Coles, Head of Children's Services - Powys County Council

Jane Randell, Chair – National Independent Safeguarding Board

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1        The Committee heard evidence from Heads of Children's Services and the National Independent Safeguarding Board.

5.2        The Heads of Children’s Services agreed to provide more information on the contact that local authorities are routinely having with children and young people within their areas.

6.

Paper to note

Minutes:

6.1        The paper was noted.

6.1

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Welsh Government - request for further detail following the COVID-19 evidence sessions

Supporting documents:

(16.30)

7.

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

Minutes:

7.1        The Motion was agreed.

(16.30 - 17.00)

8.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1        The Committee considered the evidence heard during the previous session.

8.2        Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government to request:

 

-       sight of the data submitted from children’s services to the Welsh Government on a weekly basis; and

-       further details on the steps it is taking to ensure that children who may not be known to services but are vulnerable/could become vulnerable are provided with information on how to access support.

 

 

 

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