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Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Thursday 22 June 2023 9:00 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3, 4 and 5 in private. 2. Child Poverty and Parental Employment Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from— Jack Evans, Senior Policy Advisor (Scotland), Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Lynn Houmdi, Co-Creator and Programme Manager, Making Work Work, The Challenges Group Founder, Flexible Working Scotland; Nikki Slowey, Director and Co-Founder, Flexibility Works; Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive Officer, Working Families; Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; and then from— Andrea Bradley, General Secretary, Educational Institute of Scotland, Scottish Trades Union Congress; Karen Hedge, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Care; Louisa Macdonell, Scotland Director, Business in the Community. 3. Child Poverty and Parental Employment Inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence it heard under agenda item 2. 4. Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider an initial approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1. 5. Correspondence: The Committee will consider a draft letter to COSLA on kinship care.

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