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The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

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.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 18/07/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Children Commissioner for Wales - Tier 4 In-patient CAMHS Services

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Meeting: 08/05/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services - Inpatient CAMHS provision

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Meeting: 02/05/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter to the Minister for Health and Social Services - Inpatient CAMHS provision

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Meeting: 03/04/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the First Minister - Improving outcomes for children in care

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Meeting: 14/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Children Commissioner for Wales - Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services in Wales

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Meeting: 14/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services - CAMHS: Inpatient Provision

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Meeting: 14/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSCC) - CAMHS: Inpatient Provision

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Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter to the Minister for Health and Social Services - Committee’s Mind Over Matter report: follow-up

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Meeting: 30/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter to Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC)- Child and Adolescent Mental Health: in-patient provision

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Meeting: 30/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter to the Minister for Health and Social Services - Child and Adolescent Mental Health: in-patient provision

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Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Mind Cymru to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Social Care & Sport and the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Joint Ministerial Task and Finish Group on a Whole-School Approach to Mental Health

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Royal College of General Practitioners - comments on the Welsh Government response to the 'Mind over Matter' Committee report

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services and the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Update following the debate on the Mind Over Matter Committee report

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services and the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Establishment of a Ministerial Task and Finish Group

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services and the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Establishment of a Ministerial Task and Finish Group

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Meeting: 04/07/2018 - Plenary (Item 5)

Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

NDM6756 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen) 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 26 April 2018.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 27 June 2018.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

NDM6756 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 26 April 2018.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 22/03/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the draft report. Subject to minor amendments the Committee agreed the report.


Meeting: 22/03/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education to the Children's Commissioner for Wales - Inquiry into Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

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Meeting: 22/03/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Further information following meeting on 15 February

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Meeting: 08/03/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

7 Additional information from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health following the meeting on 18 January

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Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Letter from the Chair to the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

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Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Additional information from the Together for Children and Young People Programme

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Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Letter from the Chair to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

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Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Additional information from North Wales Police

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Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales to the Cabinet Secretaries for Health and Education

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Meeting: 15/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the meeting.


Meeting: 15/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 21

Welsh Government

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Dave Williams, Chief Medical Officer's Adviser on Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Albert Heaney, Director, Social Services and Integration

Ruth Conway, Deputy Director Support for Learners Division

 

The Chair will call a 10 minute break during this evidence session

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Welsh Government.

 

2.2 The Cabinet Secretary for Education agreed to provide written information on the following:

  • Any available information on the correlation between levels of deprivation and mental health issues such as self-harm and eating disorders; and
  • Examples of where expert organisations have worked with schools, including pioneer schools, to inform the delivery of wellbeing support in schools which will inform the development of the relevant Area of Learning Experience in the new curriculum.

 

2.3 The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services agreed to provide written information on the following:

  • Access to primary mental health services for young people, in particular if all Local Health Boards are complying with the Mental Health Measure, and an update on the current work of the NHS Wales Delivery Unit in this area;
  • Information on the age of the youngest child admitted due to mental ill health to an adult ward in a crisis/out of hours situation; and
  • An update on resourcing issues at the North Wales Adolescent Service in-patient unit, Abergele. 

 

2.4 The Committee agreed to write with the questions that were unasked due to time constraints.

 

 


Meeting: 15/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Additional information from the Royal College of Nursing following the meeting on 18 January

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Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the sessions.


Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 19

Representatives from Local Health Boards

 

Warren Lloyd, Consultant Psychiatrist - Hywel Dda University Health Board

Liz Carroll, Head of Nursing, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities - Hywel Dda University Health Board

Peter Gore-Rees, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Alberto Salmoiraghi, Consultant Psychiatrist – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Rhiannon Jones, Interim Director for Community and Mental Health services - Powys Teaching Heath Board

 

 

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives from Local Health Boards. 

 

Powys Teaching Health Board agreed to provide a note on the number of children and young people currently waiting for a neurodevelopmental assessment, and the length of wait they are facing.


Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 20

Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC)

 

Carole Bell, Director of Nursing

Carl Shortland, Senior Planner

‎Robert Colgate, Associate Medical Director

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee.


Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 17

Royal College of General Practitioners

 

Dr Jane Fenton-May, Vice-Chair - Policy and External Affairs

Dr Rob Morgan, Executive Officer

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 18

Representatives from Local Health Boards

 

John Palmer, Chief Operating Officer – Cwm Taf University Health Board

Melanie Wilkey, Head of Outcomes Based Commissioning - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Rose Whittle, Head of Operations and Delivery, Community Child Health Directorate – Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Angela Hopkins, Interim Director of Nursing and Patient Experience - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Nick Wood, Chief Operating Officer - Aneurin Bevan University Heath Board

 

Paper 5 – Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – TO FOLLOW

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives from Local Health Boards.

 

They agreed to provide a note explaining why the national percentage spend on CAMHS compared to adult mental health services quoted in the session amounted to approximately 12.7%, which is significantly higher than the individual percentage spend quoted by each health board in written and oral evidence (which ranged from 5.1% - 8.5%). 

 

 


Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Additional information from representatives from NHS emergency duty teams and crisis care practitioners following the meeting on 10 January

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Meeting: 24/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 1.)

Informal Roundtable Event: Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People (invitees only)

The Committee will be meeting with frontline education staff to discuss the emotional and mental health support available for children and young people in schools in Wales. This roundtable event is not open to the public.

 


Meeting: 24/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Further information from the Samaritans following the meeting on 10 January

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Meeting: 24/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter to the Chair from Action for Children - Additional information following the meeting on 14 December

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Meeting: 24/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 16

National Youth Advocacy Services Cymru

 

Sharon Lovell, Director

Gareth Jacobs, Operational Manger - Mental Health and Advocacy Provision

Derith Rhisiart, Service Manager - Advocacy in Mental Health Settings

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the National Youth Advocacy Service.


Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 15

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

 

Lisa Turnbull, Policy & Public Affairs Adviser - RCN Wales

Angela Lodwick, Head of Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Hywel Dda University Health Board

 

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Nursing.

7.2 They agreed to provide a note on the following:

·         The College’s view on the provision of school counselling services to younger school-aged children;

·         Two guidance documents on the transition process to adult services;

·         The College’s view on the development of hybrid roles such as the psychiatric nurse-social worker. 


Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 14

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

 

Emily Arkell, Head of Policy RCPCH

Dr Simon Fountain-Polley, Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Catherine Norton, Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Shabeena Hayat, Senior Community Paediatric Registrar

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

6.2 They agreed to provide the Committee with an RCPCH report on the Community Paediatric Workforce including statistics specific to Wales.  


Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 10)

Inquiry into Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the meeting.


Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 13

CWVYS and the Wales Principal Youth Officers’ Group (PYOG)

 

Sianne Morgan, Development Manager at Volunteering Matters

Sophie McCarthy, Young Person

Alison Mawby, Project Manager at KPC Youth in Pyle

Jo Sims, Chair of the PYOG

Steve Davis, Vice Chair of PYOG

 

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from CWVYS and the Principal Youth Officers’ Group. 


Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 12

All Wales Heads of Children’s Services, Welsh Local Government Association and the National Adoption Service.

 

Sally Jenkins, Head of Children and Families Services, Newport City Council and Chair of All Wales Heads of Children’s Services

Annabel Lloyd, Head of Children’s Services – Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Suzanne Griffiths, Director of Operations - National Adoption Service

Cllr Geraint Hopkins, Welsh Local Government Association Deputy Spokesperson for Health and Social Care and Cabinet Member for Adult and Children’s Community Services – Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the All Wales Heads of Children’s Services, the WLGA and the National Adoption Service.


Meeting: 10/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Consideration of the evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the meeting.


Meeting: 10/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 11

Police Representatives

 

Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Drake, South Wales Police and Mental Health Regional Wales lead, National Police Chiefs Council

Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Mitchell, South Wales Police

Superintendent Nicholas McLain, Gwent Police

 

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the National Police Chiefs Council.

 

4.2 The Committee agreed to write to North Wales Police to seek its view on provision of mental health support for children and young people in Wales and its impact on the force’s work.


Meeting: 10/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 10

NHS Emergency Duty Team / Crisis Care Practitioners

 

Sharon Stirrup, Operational Manager CAMHS – Powys Teaching Health Board

Darren Rennie, Co-ordinated Intensive Treatment Team (CITT) Practitioner – Powys Teaching Health Board

Caren Weaver, Crisis Nurse – Cwm Taf University Health Board

Dr Mark Griffiths, Clinical Director, CAMHS – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Melanie Jones, CAMHS Crisis Liaison Nurse – Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

 

General responses from all Health Boards and the Welsh NHS Confederation have been published on the inquiry consultation page

 

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives from NHS emergency duty teams and crisis care practitioners.

 

3.2 Witnesses agreed to provide a note on the proportion of young   people presenting to the crisis teams in the different Health Boards who are waiting for a CAMHS assessment or are already under the care of CAMHS.

 


Meeting: 10/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 9

Samaritans Cymru

Sarah Stone, Executive Director
Emma Harris, Policy and Communications Officer
Carol Fradd, Functional Lead for Schools

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Samaritans. They agreed to send the Committee two reports:

- A review in The Lancet published in 2015 - School-based suicide prevention programmes: the SEYLE cluster-randomised, controlled trial; and

- The World Health Organisation report - Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being.


Meeting: 14/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - consideration of the evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence they head heard in the evidence sessions.


Meeting: 14/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 8

Lowri Wyn Jones, Programme Manager – Time to Change Wales

Ian Johnson, Senior Research & Evaluation Officer – Time to Change Wales

Sara Payne, Fostering Practice Manager - Barnardo’s

Sandra White, Central Services Manager - Action for Children

 

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from Time to Change Wales, Barnardo’s and Action for Children.

4.1 Action for Children agreed to provide Committee with their research which states the average waiting time for access to assessment is 26 weeks.


Meeting: 14/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 6

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professor Alka Ahuja, Visiting Professor, University of South Wales, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Chair of the Child & Adolescent faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales

Dr Amani Hassan, Child Psychiatrist and Learning Disability consultant
Dr Warren Lloyd, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director Mental Health and Learning Disabilities – Hywel Dda University Health Board *
Dr Peter Gore Rees, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Director Children and Young People Central Area – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board*

 

*All attending in their capacity as Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Meeting: 14/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 7

Dr Bethan Phillips, British Psychological Society
Dr Rose Stewart, British Psychological Society
Dr Abigail Wright, British Psychological Society

Dr Liz Gregory, Applied Psychologists in Health National Specialist Advisory Group

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the British Psychological Society and the Applied Psychologists in Health National Specialist Advisory Group.

3.2 Dr Liz Gregory agreed to provide the diagram and presentation to which she referred during the session.


Meeting: 30/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard.


Meeting: 30/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 4

Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW)

Nichola Jones, Head of Inclusion / Disabilities - Pembrokeshire County Council

Kathryn Morgan, Senior Educational Psychologist - Bridgend County Council

David Haines, Head Teacher - Dewi Sant Secondary School, Pembrokeshire

Will McLean, Chief Officer - Children and Young People, Monmouthshire County Council 

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from ADEW.


Meeting: 30/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 3

Tim Pratt, Director - Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Jane Sloggett, Deputy Head of Porthcawl Comprehensive

Rob Williams, Policy Director Cymru – National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

Steve Rees, Head Teacher of Evenlode Primary School, Vale of Glamorgan

Chris Britten, Head Teacher of Ysgol Y Deri Special School, Vale of Glamorgan

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from NAHT and ASCL.


Meeting: 30/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - summary of survey results

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee watched a video of the survey results.


Meeting: 30/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 5 (via video conference)

Tabitha Sawyer, Assistant Head Teacher and Mindfulness Lead - Ysgol Pen y Bryn
Arun Ramesh, School Mindfulness Ambassador - Ysgol Pen y Bryn

Amber Stock, School Mindfulness Ambassador - Ysgol Pen y Bryn

Sarah Silverton, Freelance mindfulness teacher and trainer, working through the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from Ysgol Pen y Bryn and Sarah Silverston.


Meeting: 22/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - note from visits on 28 September

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Meeting: 22/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 1

Carol Shillabeer, Chief Executive – Powys Teaching Health Board and Manager of the Together for Children and Young People Programme

Professor Dame Sue Bailey, External Advisor to review of CAMHS in Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from Carol Shillabeer and Dame Sue Bailey.

 

3.2 Carol Sillabeer agreed to provide a note on the following:

·         The Resilience, Well-being and Early Years work stream directory of best practice which has been published in conjunction with the Early Intervention Foundation.

·         Information on health boards’ participation in the commissioning of general advocacy provision for children and young people in partnership with local authorities and whether there is all-Wales coverage.

·         How many children in Wales are waiting longer than 26 weeks for neurodevelopmental assessments according to the latest figures available, broken down by local health boards.

·         The current staffing establishment (WTE) and vacancy rate for specialist CAMHS in each Health Board and how those figures have changed since the start of the programme and across different groups.

·         The level of Health Board investment in expanding provision for psychological therapies, how many additional WTE specialist posts have been created and what impact this has made in improving access to psychological therapies.

·         The impact of out of hours/crisis support on reducing in-patient numbers.

·         Data on admissions to in-patient care broken down by in-patient setting, including A&E, paediatric wards and adult wards and admissions to in-patient care outside of Wales.

·         Information on the work being done in the Gwent area to reduce admission into A&E.

 


Meeting: 22/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Evidence session 2

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Nia Evans, Policy Adviser on Health and Mental Health

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Children Commissioner.

4.2 The Commissioner agreed to provide a note on the following:

·         The correspondence you have had with relevant Cabinet Secretaries regarding the extent of partnership working between the T4CYP and curriculum reform programmes, including a copy of the paper you presented to the T4CYPP and Donaldson advisory groups.

·         Your response to the Welsh Government’s Services Fit for the Future White Paper.

·         A summary of any casework information/case studies drawn to your office’s attention on children and young people’s difficulties in accessing crisis care.


Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

8 The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People: Consultation Responses

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Meeting: 12/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport - Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

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Meeting: 04/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

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Meeting: 28/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 1.)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Visits in North and South Wales

The Committee is meeting with children and young people to chat about their experiences of support services. They are also visiting a primary school to see the training and resources in place to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children.

 


Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 10)

Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - Preparation for visits on 28 September

Minutes:

Preparation for visits on 28 September were discussed with members.

 


 

 

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