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Care experienced children and young people

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The Public Accounts Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry looking at public services for care experienced children and young people (who are, or have been, ‘looked after’ by a local authority under the Children Act 1989 and Social Services and Well-being Act 2014) within its remit of considering the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are employed in the discharge of public functions in Wales

 

The Committee intends to make this a long-term inquiry spanning across the fifth Assembly. The Committee has initially identified four areas which are outlined below:

·         Expenditure and value for money of public services for care experienced children and young people; 

·         The effectiveness of local authority corporate parenting arrangements;

·         Value for money and the effectiveness of current arrangements for care placements; 

·         Value for money of the Pupil Development Grant for care experienced children.

 

The Committee started this inquiry during autumn 2017. As part of work, the National Assembly’s Outreach Team have been capturing the views and experiences of children and young people with experience of care from across Wales through focus groups. The findings are summarised in this document and on the attached video.

 

Evidence Session

Date, Agenda and Minutes

Transcript

Video

1.

 

Professor Donald Forrester - Director Cascade

 

Professor Sally Holland - Children’s Commissioner for Wales

 

Professor Paul Rees - Swansea University

 

Sean O’Neill – Children in Wales

 

Monday 17 July 2017

Private Session

Private Session

2.

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

 

Rachel Thomas, Office of the Commissioner for Wales

 

Monday 29 January 2018

Read transcript of Evidence Session 2

Watch Evidence Session 2 on Senedd TV

3.

Irfan Alam - Cardiff City Council

 

Kate Devonport Conwy County Borough Council

 

Sally Jenkins –Newport City Council

 

Gareth Jenkins – Caerphilly County Borough Council

Monday 29 January 2018

Read transcript of Evidence Session 3

Watch Evidence Session 3 on Senedd TV

4.

Young People from Voices from Care

 

Chris Dunn – Voices from Care

 

Sean O’Neil – Children in Wales

Monday 12 February 2018

Private Session

Private Session

5.

Young People from Fabric

 

Harri Coleman - Fabric

Monday 12 February 2018

Private Session

Private Session

6.

Colin Turner –The Fostering Network in Wales

 

Kate Lawson –The Fostering Network

Monday 12 February 2018

Read transcript of Evidence Session 6

Watch Evidence Session 6 on Senedd TV

7.

Huw David, WLGA

 

Geraint Hopkins, WLGA

 

Naomi Alleyne, WLGA

Monday 26 February 2018

Read transcript of Evidence Session 7

Watch Evidence Session 7 on Senedd TV

8. David Melding AM

 

Chair of the Welsh Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group

 

Monday 30 April 2018

Private Session

Private Session

9. Lynne Neagle AM

 

Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee

Monday 30 April 2018

Private Session

Private Session

10.

Welsh Government

 

Albert Heaney

Alistair Davey

Monday 30 April 2018

Read transcript of Evidence Session 10

Watch Evidence Session 10 on Senedd TV

 

Business type: Other

First published: 12/10/2016

Decision due: Meeting Date by Public Accounts Committee

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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