Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Meeting time: 09.21 - 12.43
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Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Angela Burns AM (In place of Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM)

Michelle Brown AM

Hefin David AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Darren Millar AM

Julie Morgan AM


Denise Inger, SNAP Cymru

Catherine Lewis, Children in Wales

Debbie Thomas, National Deaf Children’s Society

Rhian Nowell-Phillips, Policy & Campaigns Officer at RNIB Cymru

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Catherine Lloyd, Welsh Government

Tania Nicholson, Welsh Government

Mair Roberts, Welsh Government

Emma Williams, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Gareth Rogers (Second Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Michael Dauncey (Researcher)

Lisa Salkeld (Legal Adviser)

Sam Mason (Legal Adviser)




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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

The Chair welcomed Members. Apologies were received from Mohammad Asghar AM, Angela Burns AM substituted.




2       Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill - evidence session 16

The Committee heard evidence from representatives of TSANA.




3       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the next item.

Motion agreed.





4       First 1,000 Days Consultation - agree an approach

The Committee considered the approach. They agreed to conduct a short inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health. 




5       Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill - evidence session 17

The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning. The Committee agreed to write to the Minister with additional questions.




6       Paper(s) to note

The papers were noted.




6.1   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - further information following the session with Estyn on 15 February



6.2   Additional information from Estyn following the meeting on 15 February