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Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 06/11/2019 - 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, there were no apologies.

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - evidence session with the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Karen Cornish, Deputy Director, Children & Families Division – Welsh Government

David Pearce, Head of Children's Branch – Welsh Government

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

2.2 The Deputy Minister agreed to provide details on the number of Welsh Ministers who have received specific training to help them deliver their legal responsibility to give ‘due regard’ to children’s rights when making decisions within their portfolios.  

 

(10.45 - 12.00)

3.

Scrutiny of the Children's Commissioner for Wales Annual Report 2018 - 19

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Rachel Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs – Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

 

Children’s Commissioner for Wales Annual report

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Children’s Commissioner for Wales on the Annual report.

3.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Commissioner with the questions that were not reached during the evidence session.

3.3 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Economy and Transport to seek an update on the timescale for the publication of the refreshed Learner Travel guidance.

12.00

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Additional information from the Minister for Education regarding curriculum reform following the evidence session on 18 September

Supporting documents:

4.2

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - Additional information from the Equality and Human Right Commission following the meeting on 16 October

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health and Social Services - Update on Committee's 'Mind over Matter' report

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Amended Directions for the delivery of the National Adoption Service for Wales

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from Qualifications Wales - Discontinuation of the Foundation (Post-16) and National (Post-16) Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) qualifications

Supporting documents:

(12.00)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Motion was agreed

(12.00 - 12.10)

6.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the evidence session.

(12.10 - 12.20)

7.

Scrutiny of the Children's Commissioner for Wales Annual Report 2018 - 19 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the scrutiny session.

(12.20 -12.40)

8.

The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young people - Follow-up - consideration of the response from the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Education

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the response. Members agreed:

·         time would be scheduled at a future meeting to consider the response and the Committee’s next steps in more detail;

·         to write to the Welsh Government to inform relevant Ministers of this intention.

 

 

 

 

 

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