Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

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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 242 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 June 2021.


Responding to Children in Need of Help, Support and Protection pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Presentation of the Deputy Director of Children’s Services


To receive a presentation on how Children’s Services and partners are responding to children in need of help, support and protection.


Manchester's Year of the Child pdf icon PDF 530 KB

Report of the Strategic Director for Children and Education Services


This report provides information on the dedication of 2022 to celebrating the successes of Manchester’s children and young people and supporting their recovery from the impact of COVID-19.


Ways of Working pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Presentation of the Deputy Director of Children’s Services


To receive a presentation on new ways of working within Children’s Services.


COVID-19 Update

The Committee will receive a verbal update on any new developments or significant changes to the current situation, particularly in relation to schools.


Youth and Play Fund - Summer Provision pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods) and the Head of Youth Strategy and Engagement


This report provides an overview of Manchester’s Youth and Play offer, which includes provision commissioned by the Council and the Youth and Play Fund which is distributed via Young Manchester.  It also highlights the offer which will be available across the city throughout the summer school holidays, which encompasses the offers from the wider partners and stakeholders, including the targeted Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF).


Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 466 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.