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Transcript: Transcript for 09/06/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(13.30)

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.

 

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 The Chair noted apologies from Hefin David MS. Jayne Bryant MS substituted. 

 

 

(13.30 - 14.15)

2.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on the physical and mental health of children and young people - with nursing, paediatric and general practitioner representatives

Dr David Tuthill, Officer for Wales - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 

Lisa Turnbull, Policy & Public Affairs Adviser - Royal College of Nursing

Dr Mair Hopkin, Royal College of General Practitioners

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

 

2.2 The Royal College of Nursing agreed to provide a note on whether all families were receiving their schedule of visits as per the Healthy Child Wales programme.

 

3.

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

Minutes:

3.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.25- 14.45)

4.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

(14.45 - 15.30)

5.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on the physical and mental health of children and young people with third sector representatives

Simon Jones, Head of Policy & Influencing – Mind Cymru

Kate Heneghan, Head in Wales - Papyrus

Sarah Stone, Executive Director for Wales – Samaritans Cymru

Stephanie Hoffman, Head of Social Action – Meic Cymru

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from Mind Cymru, Papyrus, Samaritans Cymru and Meic Cymru.

(15.30)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 7 of today's meeting

Minutes:

6.1 The motion was agreed.

(15.40 - 16.00)

7.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

(16.00 - 16.45)

8.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on the physical and mental health of children and young people with psychiatry and psychology representatives

Dr Kristy Fenton, Consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist at Hywel Dda University Health Board and Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales' Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr Liz Gregory, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and representing Applied Psychologists in Health National Specialist Advisory Group

Dr Bethan Phillips, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Co-Chair of Division Clinical Psychology in Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Applied Psychologists in Health National Specialist Advisory Group and the British Psychological Society.

(16.45)

9.

Papers to note

Minutes:

9.1 The papers were noted.

9.1

Additional information from NSPCC Cymru following the Committee meeting on 18 May

Supporting documents:

9.2

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - request for further information following the Committee's evidence sessions on 18 May on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable children

Supporting documents:

9.4

Letter from the Minister for Education - response to the Committee's letter of 12 May requesting further information on the impact of Covid-19 on children and young people

Supporting documents:

9.3

Letter from the Chair of Finance Committee regarding engagement activities and Plenary Debate on the Welsh Government's Spending Priorities 2021-22

Supporting documents:

(16.45)

10.

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

Minutes:

10.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.45 - 16.55)

11.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

(16.55 - 17.15)

12.

Committee's approach to forthcoming legislation

Minutes:

12.1 The Committee considered it’s approach to forthcoming legislation.

12.2 The Committee:

 

·         agreed an in principle approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, subject to its introduction before the summer recess;

·         noted the Welsh Government’s statement of 9 June 2020 indicating that the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill will be published as a Draft Bill and its introduction postponed; and

·         agreed to write to the Welsh Government to request an update on the timescales for the implementation of the next stages of Additional Learning Needs reforms, and an indication of whether the Welsh Government will be publishing a response to the points raised in last year’s consultation on the Draft ALN Code in advance of laying the final version before the Senedd.