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Agenda and minutes

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(10.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from Lynne Neagle and Kirsty Williams. Mike Hedges substituted for Lynne Neagle.

(10.00 - 11.15)

2.

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: evidence session 17

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

 

David Pritchard, Head of Regulation and Workforce Development

Kate Johnson, Lawyer

Mari Williams, Lawyer

 

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill

 

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Minister responded to questions from Members.

2.2 The Minister agreed to:

  • provide a note on routes of redress or appeal for service users in relation to eligibility assessments;
  • provide a note on research commissioned by the Welsh Government on zero hours contracts, and setting out how the use of zero hours contracts in the social care sector might be addressed through the Bill; and
  • write to the Secretary of State for Wales to ascertain the feasibility of introducing appropriate provisions in the Bill to protect individuals who wish to blow the whistle on poor practice which may put other individuals at risk. 

(11.15)

3.

Papers to note

3.1

Minutes of the meeting on 13 May 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1a The Committee noted the minutes of the meeting on 13 May 2015.

3.2

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: additional information

Additional information from Carers Trust Wales

Additional information from Age Cymru

Additional information from Age Alliance Wales

Additional information from the British Association for Adoption and Fostering

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2a The Committee noted the additional information from Carers Trust Wales, Age Cymru, Age Alliance Wales, and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. It noted that additional information had also been received from the Fostering Network and the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, which would be circulated to Members and published on the Bill webpage.

3.3

Inquiry into the GP workforce in Wales: correspondence from the Minister for Health and Social Services

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3a The Committee noted the correspondence.

(11.15)

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.15 - 11.30)

5.

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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