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The Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People – Follow-up

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking follow-up work on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People in Wales. The Committee is keen to monitor progress in relation to its recommendations in order to establish whether work undertaken since publication of the report is making a difference.

 

 

Key milestones

 

April – June 2018: the report and government response

In April 2018 the ‘Mind over Matter’ report was published. The Welsh Government’s response was published in June 2018, to inform the Plenary debate that followed in July 2018.

 

July – September 2018: the plenary debate and the request for a revised response

Following the Plenary debate on Mind over Matter, a revised Welsh Government response was requested. This was in light of the cross-party

consensus in the Siambr that the Welsh Government’s original response did not meet the ambition outlined in the Committee’s report and recommendations.

 

In response to the Plenary debate, the Welsh Government established a Ministerial Task and Finish Group chaired jointly by the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Education. The Welsh Government also agreed to provide an update on recommendations by March 2019.

 

February – June 2019: follow-up work

In February 2019 the Committee wrote to the Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Education to remind the Welsh Government of the request for a revised response.

 

In May 2019, the Ministers for Health and Education provided an update on progress in relation to the Committee’s recommendations. An update from the Chair of the Together for Children and Young People Programme on its progress was also provided.

 

In June 2019, public scrutiny sessions took place to inform the Committee’s follow up work:

20 June – Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Education

26 June - Chair of the Together for Children and Young People Programme

 

On 19 July 2019 the Minister for Health and Social Services wrote to the Committee on the actions agreed at the oral evidence session on 20 June 2019.

 

Findings and Recommendations of the Committee

 

On 8 August, the Committee wrote to the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health and Social Services outlining its conclusions and recommendations from the follow up scrutiny. 

 

 

If you want to talk to someone about your emotional well-being and mental health, you can contact:

Meic Cymru on 080880 23456 or text on 84001 or through their online messaging service

OR C.A.L.L Helpline on 0800 132 737 or text 'help' to 81066

 

 

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 13/05/2019

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