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Education and Skills Committee

Wednesday 27 January 2021 8:30 AM

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1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda items 9, 10 and 11 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
The Children’s Hearings (Provision of Information by Principal Reporter) (Specified Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/449)

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (draft) from—
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, and Ellen Leaver, Head of Parents, Providers and Workforce Unit, Scottish Government;
Carolyn O'Malley, Principal Legal Officer,, Scottish Government Legal Directorate.

4. Subordinate legislation: Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People to move—S5M-23665—That the Education and Skills Committee recommends that the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Amendment Rules 2021 [draft] from—
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, and Tom McNamara, Head of Youth Justice & Children Hearings, Scottish Government;
Margaret Main, Lawyer, Scottish Government Legal Directorate.

6. Subordinate legislation: Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People to move—S5M-23764—That the Education and Skills Committee recommends that the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Amendment Rules 2021 [draft] be approved.

7. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider evidence on the Bill at Stage 2 .
David Whelan, and Harry Aitken, Former Boys and Girls Abused in Quarriers Homes;
Helen Holland OBE, and Simon Collins, INCAS;
Janine Rennie, Chief Executive, Wellbeing Scotland.

8. Coronavirus and the impact on Further and Higher Education: The Committee will take evidence from-
Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Roddy MacDonald, Head of Higher Education and Science Division, and Alan Scott, Senior Policy Manager (SAAS), Scottish Government.

9. Review of evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier under item 7.

10. Review of evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence it heard under agenda item 8.

11. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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