Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Note: This meeting can be viewed on Vimeo at 

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 240 KB

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


Safe and Together: Responding to and Managing Domestic Abuse in Manchester pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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


This report and presentation provide an overview of the Safe and Together Model and its implementation in Manchester.

Additional documents:


Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and Alternative Provision pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Presentation of Andrew Burton (Executive Headteacher) and Phil Hoyland (Partnership Development Lead)


This presentation highlights measures being taken to re-shape the Alternative Provision offer in Manchester in line with Manchester’s Inclusion Strategy.


School Budgets 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This report recommends changing the basis for the funding allocation across individual primary and secondary school budgets from 2022/23, in order to allow schools a longer adjustment period before introduction of the direct national funding formula.

Additional documents:


COVID-19 Update

The Committee will receive a verbal update from the Director of Education.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 389 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.