Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 26th June, 2024 10.00 am

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

Contact: Rachel McKeon 


No. Item


Appointment of Chair for the Meeting

To appoint a Chair for the meeting


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 76 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 May 2024.


Review and Refresh of Children & Young People’s Plan (CYPP) pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Report of the Acting Strategic Director (Children and Education Services)


This report provides information on the work that has taken place by Manchester Children and Young People’s Board to review the Children & Young People’s Plan 2021-2024 and to refresh the Children & Young People’s Plan for 2024-2027. The Children & Young People’s Plan is the strategic plan of the Children and Young People’s Board, one of the key partnership boards that underpins the Our Manchester Strategy.


Additional documents:


Kinship Care pdf icon PDF 534 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Children and Education Services)


The first ever National Kinship Care Strategy for England has been published, setting out the Government’s plans for kinship care, including new commitments and £20 million investment over 2024-5.  This report presents Manchester's response to this strategy and commitments to our Kinship Carers and Communities.



Domestic Abuse and Children pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Acting Strategic Director (Children and Education Services)


This report provides information on the approach being taken to support Manchester’s children who have been impacted by domestic abuse.

Additional documents:


Children's Social Care National Framework pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Children and Education Services)


In response to the Independent Review of Children's Social Care published in February 2023, the government published Stable Homes, Built on Love, a strategy for reforming children’s social care. The strategy set out plans to support children’s social care to become a system that continually learns and improves and makes better use of evidence and data. Central to this ambition was the introduction of a new Children’s Social Care National Framework and a new Children’s Social Care Dashboard.  This report provides an update on the dashboard and Manchester City Council’s preparation for its publication.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 122 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.