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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Claire Morris 

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden AM.
1.3 The Chair noted the Committee will formally write to Caroline Jones AM to thank her for her contribution to the Committee and welcomed Neil Hamilton AM to the Committee.

(9.30–10.15)

2.

Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with representatives of Local Health Boards and the Royal College of General Practitioners

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Local Health Boards and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

(10.20 –11.05)

3.

Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with Welsh Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Social Services

Naomi Alleyne, Director, Social Services and Housing, Welsh Local Government Association
Keith Ingram, Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Officer, Vale of Glamorgan Council
Claire Lister, Head of Adult Services, Conwy County Borough Council
Jo Taylor, Service Manager for Learning Disabilities, Physical Difficulties & Sensory Impaired, Flintshire County Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from the Welsh Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Social Services.
3.2 The Welsh Local Government Association agreed to provide examples of good practice of collaboration between Local Health Boards and additional information on the funding allocation from the Welsh Government to the Committee.

(11.10–11.55)

4.

Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Community of Practice for adult diagnosis and Integrated Autism Service practitioners

Dr Nicola Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist, Gwent Integrated Autism Service
Sian Lewis, Service Manager, Gwent Integrated Autism Service

Dr Rona Aldridge, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead for the Integrated Autism Service, Cardiff and the Vale

Wendy Thomas, National Professional Lead for Autism

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from the Community of Practice for adult diagnosis and Integrated Autism Service practitioners.
4.2. The Community of Practice for adult diagnosis and Integrated Autism Service practitioners agreed to provide statistical data relating to the variety of services available to those who have been diagnosed with ASD.

(12.45 –13.30)

5.

Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professor Alka Ahuja, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Aneurin Bevan Health Board & Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales
Dr Amani Hassan, Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales

Dr Catherine Norton, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr Martin Simmonds Community Paediatrician, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

(13.35 – 14.20)

6.

Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the British Psychological Society and the Association of Educational Psychologists

Nigel Atter, Policy Officer, British Psychological Society
Dr Kate Swindon , Educational psychologist, Education Services, Conwy County Borough Council
Andrea Higgins, Academic Director and Programme Coordinator, Doctorate in Educational Psychology , School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from the British Psychological Society and the Association of Educational Psychologists.

(14.20)

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair of the Finance Committee regarding the definition of prevention in relation to spending

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee noted the letter.

7.2

Dentistry in Wales: Additional information from the British Dental Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.2 The Committee noted the additional information.

(14.20)

8.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of today's meeting and for the meeting on 17 October, when the Committee will be undertaking engagement work with stakeholders as part of its inquiry on the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to Carers

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed to the Motion.

(14.20-14.30)

9.

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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