The new committees for the Sixth Senedd are up and running, and they need your input to help decide on their priorities for the coming term.
Committees are asking for your views on the areas you’d like them to look at in relation to the subject areas. This is your chance to have your say and help shape the work of the Sixth Senedd.
Below you’ll find details of what each committee is consulting on and how you can get involved.
Children, Young People and Education Committee
The Children, Young People and Education Committee has been set up by the Senedd to look at policy and legislation, and to hold the Welsh Government to account in specific areas. These areas include children and young people; education; and health, care services, and social care as they relate to children and young people. Between now and the winter, we will give initial consideration to what our priorities ought to be for this Senedd.
In order to help inform the Children, Young People and Education Committee strategic planning and forward work programme, we are asking for your views on what you think, at this stage, our main priorities should be during the Sixth Senedd (2021-2026).
The consultation will run until Friday 17 September 2021
You can take part in the Children, Young People and Education Committee’s consultation here.
Health and Social Care Committee
The Health and Social Care Committee is asking people to share their views on what they think are the key priorities that the Committee should consider during the Sixth Senedd.
As well as asking for people’s own ideas on the biggest issues facing healthservices, social care and carers, and COVID recovery, the Committee would like to hear views on a number of specific issues identified by Committee Members. These include:
- public health and prevention;
- issues affecting the health and social care workforce;
- access to mental health services;
- evidence-based innovation in health and social care;
- support and services for unpaid carers;
- access to COVID and non-COVID rehabilitation services
- access to services for long-term chronic conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions
The Committee is keen to hear from different people, communities, sectors, groups and organisations, especially people who are affected by the issues within its remit. It is asking anyone who has views on any or all of the above, or who would like to comment more generally on priorities relating to health services, social care and carers, or COVID recovery, to complete the form on the Committee’s website and send it to SeneddHealth@senedd.wales by 16.00 on 17 September 2021.
Local Government and Housing Committee
The Local Government and Housing Committee has launched a public consultation to gather views on its priorities for this Senedd term. The purpose of the consultation is to help inform the Committee’s strategic and forward work planning. The Committee would like to hear views on what its priorities should be during the Sixth Senedd, particularly in relation to key priority areas for the next 12 months, including the impact of Covid and recovery from the pandemic.
The consultation will run until Friday 17 September.
You can complete the Local Government and Housing Committee’s consultation here.
Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations
The Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations Committee of the Senedd was established on 23 June 2021 to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account by scrutinising its expenditure, administration and policy matters, encompassing (but not restricted to): the Welsh Language, culture; the arts; historic environment; communications, broadcasting; the media, sport, and international relations.
As we progress the work of the committee, we would like to hear from you if you work in any of these areas. Please write to us and let us know:
- What is the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your sector, and what further support is needed from the Welsh Governments and UK - both to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and enable the post-pandemic recovery?
- What issues should the committee prioritise in planning our work programme for the immediate and longer term? and
- How does Brexit and the new UK-EU relationship affect you or your organisation? What support have you received to respond to the changes? What further support, if any, is needed from Welsh and UK Governments?
Your response will be used to inform our longer-term forward work plan and our more immediate scrutiny of the Welsh Government.
The consultation will run until Friday 3 September 2021.
You can complete the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations Committee’s consultation by emailing email@example.com.