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Transcript: Transcript for 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People, and Education Committee

Items
Expected timing No. Item

(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1  Under Standing Order 17.22 Ken Skates MS was elected as Temporary Chair for the whole of the meeting.

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

1.3 Apologies were received from Jayne Bryant MS and James Evans MS, Peter Fox MS substituted for James. Laura Jones MS was absent for some of item 3 and all of item 4. Sioned Williams MS was absent for item 6.

(09.15 - 10.15)

2.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 6

Laura Doel, Director, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Cymru

Chris Parry, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Cymru

Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of school leader unions.

2.2 Due to time constraints, the Chair agreed that any unasked questions would be sent to the witnesses for a written response.

(10.25 - 11.25)

3.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 7

Mary van den Heuvel, Senior Policy Officer, National Education Union (NEU)

Mairead Canavan, NEU District Secretary for the Vale of Glamorgan, and NEU Executive member

Rebecca Williams, Deputy General Secretary and Policy Officer, Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of teaching unions.

(11.35 - 12.35)

4.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 8

Kelly Harris, Business Development and Participation Lead, Brook Cymru

Iestyn Wyn, Campaigns, Policy and Research Manager, Stonewall Cymru

Sophie Weeks, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Welsh Women’s Aid

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Stonewall Cymru and Brook Cymru.

(13.00 - 13.30)

5.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 9

Professor EJ Renold, Cardiff University

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from Professor EJ Renold.

5.2 Professor Renold agreed to provide the Committee with data on the number of cases of sexual harassment that meet the threshold for constituting a criminal offence.

5.3 Due to time constraints, the Chair agreed that any unasked questions would be sent for a written response.

(13.40 - 14.10)

6.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 10

Kerry Packman, Executive Director of Programmes, Membership and Charitable Services, ParentKind

Ceri Reed, Director, Parents Voices in Wales

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of parents and carers.

6.2 Due to time constraints, the Chair agreed that any unasked questions would be sent to the witnesses for a written response.

(14.20 - 14.50)

7.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 11

Lowri Jones, Director at Gwersyll Llangrannog, Urdd Residential Centre

Sally Thomas, UK Girls’ Rights Policy & Advocacy Manager, Plan UK International

Siobhan Parry, Head of Young People's Services, Platfform 

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of youth services.

(14.50)

8.

Papers to note

Minutes:

8.1 The papers were noted.

8.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek its views on paper to note 3.

8.1

Forward work programme

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8.2

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2022-23

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8.3

Scrutiny of the Children's Commissioner for Wales Annual Report

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8.4

Committee Timetable

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8.5

Priorities for the Children, Young People and Education Committee

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8.6

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

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8.7

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

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8.8

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

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(14.50)

9.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting and for the whole of the meeting on 31 March

Minutes:

9.1 The motion for the remainder of the meeting to be held in private was agreed.

(14.50 - 15.00)

10.

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence it had heard in the previous sessions.