Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 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 145 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 February 2021.


COVID-19 Update

Oral report of the Director of Education


To include information on any new developments or significant changes to the current situation, particularly in relation to schools.


School Governance Update pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Report of the Director of Education


This report outlines the support and future planned developments that the Council will provide to assist with fostering effective school governance across the city including governor recruitment, governor training, development and resources.


Responding to the Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) and the Children of Manchester who are Affected by the European Union Settled Status Scheme pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This report summarises the offer and outcomes being achieved in relation to our children who are affected by European Union Settled Status (EUSS), Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) and all children in our care who are not British Nationals.

Additional documents:


Lyndene - Re-modelling and Next Steps pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Report of the Strategic Director for Children and Education Services


The report provides an overview of plans for Lyndene Children’s Home to be repurposed to provide outreach help and support alongside a short break package; thus enabling children and young people to remain within or move back to their family environments (parents or foster care) as well as providing close family support during this time.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 441 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.