Meetings

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 9.)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the Welsh Government's response to the report


Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.14)

4.14 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.7)

4.7 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.8)

4.8 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.9)

4.9 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.8)

4.8 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.2)

4.2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.11)

4.11 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.10)

4.10 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

7.1 Subject to amendments to be agreed electronically outside of Committee, the Committee agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 23/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 23/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the draft report and agreed that it would be considered further at next week’s meeting.


Meeting: 23/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 23/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 16/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 16/06/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 25/05/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 25/05/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 04/05/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the evidence and key issues

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the key issues.


Meeting: 04/05/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 13

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Kirsty Davies-Warner, Deputy Director, Equity in Education Division, Welsh Government 

Sian Jones, Head of Supporting Achievement & Safeguarding, Welsh Government 

 

Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice

Zsanett Swain, Senior Policy Manager – Violence Against Women & Domestic Abuse, Welsh Government 

Emily Keoghane, Head of LGBTQ+ Policy, Welsh Government 

Alessandro Ceccarelli, Head of LGBTQ+ Policy, Welsh Government  

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education and Welsh language and the Minister for Social Justice.

2.2 The Minister for Social Justice agreed to provide the Committee with more information about the findings of the 2019 review of the Police in Schools programme.


Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the evidence

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the session with the students and considered the emerging theme ahead of the final evidence session.


Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - findings from the engagement with children and young people

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Minutes:

5.1 Members were shown a video which was produced by students from Coleg Cambria. They discussed the video and findings with the students.


Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners

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Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 7

Mary van den Heuvel, Senior Policy Officer, National Education Union (NEU)

Mairead Canavan, NEU District Secretary for the Vale of Glamorgan, and NEU Executive member

Rebecca Williams, Deputy General Secretary and Policy Officer, Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of teaching unions.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 10)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence it had heard in the previous sessions.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 8

Kelly Harris, Business Development and Participation Lead, Brook Cymru

Iestyn Wyn, Campaigns, Policy and Research Manager, Stonewall Cymru

Sophie Weeks, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Welsh Women’s Aid

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Stonewall Cymru and Brook Cymru.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 11

Lowri Jones, Director at Gwersyll Llangrannog, Urdd Residential Centre

Sally Thomas, UK Girls’ Rights Policy & Advocacy Manager, Plan UK International

Siobhan Parry, Head of Young People's Services, Platfform 

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of youth services.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 10

Kerry Packman, Executive Director of Programmes, Membership and Charitable Services, ParentKind

Ceri Reed, Director, Parents Voices in Wales

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of parents and carers.

6.2 Due to time constraints, the Chair agreed that any unasked questions would be sent to the witnesses for a written response.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 9

Professor EJ Renold, Cardiff University

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from Professor EJ Renold.

5.2 Professor Renold agreed to provide the Committee with data on the number of cases of sexual harassment that meet the threshold for constituting a criminal offence.

5.3 Due to time constraints, the Chair agreed that any unasked questions would be sent for a written response.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 6

Laura Doel, Director, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Cymru

Chris Parry, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Cymru

Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of school leader unions.

2.2 Due to time constraints, the Chair agreed that any unasked questions would be sent to the witnesses for a written response.


Meeting: 10/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 9)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence it has heard in the previous sessions.


Meeting: 10/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 5

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Jane Houston, Policy Adviser – Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Cecile Gwilym, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, NSPCC 

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Children’s Commissioner and the NSPCC.


Meeting: 10/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 4

Maxine Thomas, Designated Senior Lead Safeguarding & Learner Wellbeing, Pembrokeshire College and representing ColegauCymru

Jamie Insole, Policy Officer, University and College Union

 

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from further education representatives.

4.2 UCU agreed to come back to the Committee with any evidence on the impact of incidents of sexual harassment and sexualised bullying have on maintaining discipline in college and whether it presents new challenges for teaching staff.


Meeting: 10/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 3

Sharon Davies, Director of Education, Welsh Local Government Association

Sue Walker, Chief Education Officer, Merthyr Tydfil and representing the Association of Directors of Education in Wales

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from local government representatives.

3.2 The WLGA agreed to update the Committee on any discussions that has taken place with the Local Government Association in England regarding the Online Safety and Harms Bill.


Meeting: 10/03/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 2

Dafydd Llywelyn, Police and Crime Commissioner

DCC Amanda Blakeman, Child Centred Policing lead

Jon Drake, Director of the Violence Protection Unit for Wales

DCC Claire Parmenter, Policing in Wales Lead

DPCC Emma Wools, Policing in Wales Lead

Stephen Wood, Youth Offending Team Manager

Kirsty Davies, Operational Manager, Newport Youth Offending Service

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from criminal justice representatives.

2.2 DCC Claire Parmenter agreed to provide the Committee with statistics from other forces regarding reporting levels and case studies of positive relationships with school officers and young people.


Meeting: 10/02/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the evidence

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5.1 The Committee considered the evidence it had heard in the previous evidence session.


Meeting: 10/02/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Peer on peer sexual harassment among learners - evidence session 1

Estyn Report - We don’t tell our teachers - Experiences of peer-on-peer sexual harassment among secondary school pupils in Wales

 

Jassa Scott, Strategic Director, Estyn

Dyfrig Ellis, Assistant Director, Estyn

Delyth Gray, Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI), Estyn

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from Estyn.

2.2 Estyn agreed to provide Members with reports relevant to the inquiry.


Meeting: 20/01/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

Peer-on-peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the approach

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed its approach to the inquiry, subject to the addition of some additional stakeholders for oral evidence and further information about alternative approaches to engagement with children and young people.


Meeting: 13/01/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

Peer to peer sexual harassment among learners - consideration of the inquiry's draft terms of reference

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Minutes:

8.1 Subject to minor amendments the Committee agreed the terms of reference for the inquiry. An approach paper would be considered at the meeting next week.