Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 8th September, 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 244 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2021.


COVID-19 Update

The Committee will receive a verbal update on the current situation, particularly in relation to schools.


Mental Health Services in Schools pdf icon PDF 469 KB

Report of the Director of Education


This report provides an update on wellbeing and mental health and support for schools and settings and education for children unable to attend school due to ill health.

Additional documents:


Helping and supporting Our Children to lead a safe, healthy, happy life and have a successful future pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Presentation of the Deputy Director of Children’s Services


This presentation outlines work on helping and supporting Our Children to lead a safe, healthy, happy life and have a successful future.




Manchester Complex Safeguarding Hub pdf icon PDF 888 KB

Presentation of the Head of Locality and Claire McNicholls (Named Nurse – Safeguarding)


This presentation provides Members with an annual report on the Complex Safeguarding Hub for 2020/2021.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 464 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.