Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 8th March, 2023 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Rachel McKeon 


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 87 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2023.


To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Ofsted Subgroup held on 18 January 2023.

Additional documents:


Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (MSP) Annual Report 2021/2 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the MSP Children’s Executive Chair and the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


The report covering 2021/2022 reflects adult and child safeguarding business and provides an overview of decisions and actions taken by the partners.  The annual report aims to illustrate how the MSP continues to develop an integrated approach to safeguarding across the life course with equal accountability between the three statutory partners (Greater Manchester Police, Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, now Integrated Care Board) together with our wider agencies and in cooperation with children and citizens.


Additional documents:


Children’s Social Work Workforce update pdf icon PDF 887 KB

Presentation of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This presentation provides an update on the Children’s Social Work Workforce.


Manchester Our Children Sufficiency Strategy pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


Considering the national challenges surrounding the provision of care placements for children, the purpose of this report and supporting presentation is to provide an update on the progress of the implementation of the 2020 – 22 Our Children’s Sufficiency Strategy, which was presented to the Committee in September 2022. The aim of the 2022 – 27 Strategy is to continue to embed the developed practice, sustaining and progressing the partnership approach to deliver innovate models of accommodation.



Additional documents:


One Education Limited - Update on Activities pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report of the Director of Education


This report is based on information provided to officers by One Education Limited. It outlines developments with One Education since the last report to scrutiny, in February 2015, its range of services currently offered to schools in Manchester and its plans for the future role it hopes to play in the life of school children in Manchester.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


The monthly report includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and any items for information.