The Committee will next
meet on 9 June 2020.
For the foreseeable future
Committee will focus its work on the impact of the current public health
on children and young people, including students in further and higher
Committee has agreed a work programme to gather evidence from stakeholders,
prioritising the following areas for future meetings:
impact of COVID-19 on the physical and mental health of children and young
people (9 June 2020); and
impact of COVID-19 on higher and further education (23 June 2020).
The Committee has issued
call for views
as part of this inquiry. There is no need for a
lengthy response, and no fixed deadline to submit – we ask that you share what
you can, when you are able to. A child-friendly
of this call for views is available.
On 28 April and 5 May the Committee heard from
the Minister for Education, and the Minister for Health and Social Services
along with the Deputy Minister about the Welsh Government’s response to the
outbreak. A copy of the Committee’s letter to the Welsh Government has been published.
The Committee held two
evidence sessions with stakeholders on 18
that focussed on the impact of COVID 19 on vulnerable children. The Committee
has written to the Welsh Government
in relation to these sessions.
As time progresses, the
Committee will review its non Covid-related work, all of which has been paused
for the time being. The Committee awaits further details of timescales for the
Welsh Government’s legislative priorities.
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Committee was established on 28 June 2016 to examine legislation and hold the
Welsh Government to account by scrutinising its expenditure, administration and
policy matters, encompassing (but not restricted to): the education, health and
well-being of the children and young people of Wales, including their social
Forward Work Programme
Work Completed by the
Children, Young People and Education Committee