Manchester City Council



Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - Webcast at

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Note: You can watch the meeting live here 

No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2020.


Early Years pdf icon PDF 714 KB

Presentation of the Strategic Head of Early Help, the Early Years Strategic Lead and Tracey Forster, Lead Manager, Health Visiting, Vulnerable Babies and Community Health Services


This presentation provides a progress update on the priorities and delivery from Early Years and partners during the coronavirus pandemic.


Early Help Evaluation (2015 - 2020) pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Report and presentation of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


The report and presentation provide an overview of the Early Help Evaluation and its findings.

Additional documents:


Children and Education Services Proxy Indicators March 2020 - October 2020 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Presentation of the Deputy Director of Children’s Services and the Strategic Lead SEND and School Improvement


This presentation provides proxy indicators in relation to the performance of Children and Education Services.


Holiday Provision Evaluation pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods and the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This report provides an evaluation of the summer and half term offer following the agreed proposal to enhance the offer during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agreed offer aimed to address the gaps in provision caused by the reduction of services available for children and young people due to government restrictions, focusing on a collaborative approach to provision in order to maximise resources, financial and other.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.