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Torfaen’s Assembly Member, Lynne Neagle, is delighted to be elected as the new Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.
Lynne was elected as the Chair following a vote in Plenary by Assembly Members last week [Wednesday 29 June] – the first time that Chairs have been elected to Committee’s in a vote by the whole of the Assembly.
The Torfaen AM has been a member of the Children’s Committee for the duration of the previous Assembly, and for a large part of the third Assembly since its formation in 2007.
Ms Neagle has always served as an independent voice on the Committee speaking up for children and young people’s rights and the services that they depend on.
Lynne Neagle AM said:
“I am delighted to be elected as Chair of the Assembly’s Children, Young People & Education Committee.
“It is a huge honour as well as a big responsibility and I am looking forward to working with the other Committee members to build on the great work that was undertaken by the former Chair, Ann Jones AM, and progressing the legacy of the previous Committee.”
“As Chair, I feel particularly strongly about the need to continue driving improvements in CAMHS in Wales and I am keen to ensure that the forthcoming Additional Learning Needs Bill reflects the concerns raised by stakeholders, whose views became apparent in the consultation on the draft Bill, delivering a framework that meets the needs of children and families in a timely way. It is also essential that the various educational reforms, initiated by the previous Welsh Government, are scrutinised and monitored fully.”