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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 10/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members. Apologies were received from Julie Morgan AM. Jack Sargeant AM attended as a substitute.

1.2        The Chair congratulated Julie Morgan AM on her recent appointment as a Deputy Minister and thanked her for her work during her time as a Committee member.

(09.30 - 11.00)

2.

Welsh Government's progress in developing the new Curriculum for Wales - Evidence session

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

Claire Rowlands, Deputy Director Curriculum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide further details on ADEW’s representation at relevant change board meetings.

 

(11.15 - 12.30)

3.

Follow- up on the Perinatal Mental Health Committee Report

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Liz Davies, Senior Medical Officer, Welsh Government

Karen Jewell, Nursing Officer - Women's Reproductive Health, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Health and Social Services.

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide a note on the following:

·         The perinatal mental health data and information collected by Local Health Boards and the Welsh Government;

·         The number of women who have been placed due to perinatal mental ill health on an adult psychiatric ward without their child;

·         The timescales within which all Local Health Boards will be expected to have signed up to the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ quality standards; and

·         Further information on the directory of third sector services and how it is updated.

3.3 The Minister committed to providing:

·         at the end of the 2018-19 financial year, a comprehensive outline of the settings in which women have been treated for perinatal mental ill health, including in the community, adult psychiatric wards, and mother and baby units; and

·         six monthly updates on progress in relation to the Committee’s recommendations and other developments in perinatal mental health services in Wales.

 

(12.30)

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Letter from the Welsh Government - Consultation on the draft Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Code

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter to the Welsh Government - Scrutiny of Estyn’s Annual Report 2017-18: follow-up

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales - Elective home education

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from the Chair to the Children's Commissioner for Wales - Elective home education

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from the Welsh Government - Update on the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) transformation programme

Supporting documents:

4.6

Letter from the Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University - Welsh Baccalaureate qualification

Supporting documents:

4.7

Letter from the Welsh Government - Welsh Baccalaureate qualification

Supporting documents:

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and for the whole of the meeting on the 16th and 30th January

(12.30 - 12.45)

6.

Consideration of the evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the morning sessions.

6.2 The Committee agreed to write to ADEW and the WLGA to clarify their engagement with the curriculum reform programme and confirm the date(s)/version(s) of the information on which their joint written evidence was based.

6.3 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services to follow-up the evidence heard during the session on perinatal mental health services in Wales.

 

 

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