Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 17th July, 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 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.



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.


Progress update on the development of the Our Manchester Strategy 2025-2035 pdf icon PDF 968 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive        


This report provides an update on the development of a new Our Manchester Strategy 2025-2035. A project team and steering group was formed in late 2023 ahead of the phase 1 engagement being launched in early 2024. This report provides a summary of the approach to engagement, the overall phase 1 engagement reach and a summary of the findings that are most relevant to the work of the Committee.

Additional documents:


Update: Education Climate Change Action Plan 2022-24 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Children and Education Services)


This report provides an update on work done by the Council to support the Education sector with decarbonisation since the previous update on this work, which was presented to this Committee in June 2023. It also outlines the plans for this work moving forwards at a time when both the citywide Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) and that of Education services are due for refreshment. This work has and will continue to play an important role in Manchester’s bid to become a UNICEF child-friendly city.


School Attendance Headline Outcomes (provisional) & Strategic Overview pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of the Directorof Education


This report provides a summary of the 2023-24 provisional school attendance data and the proposed changes to school attendance legislation as outlined in the revised Department for Education (DfE) guidance Working together to improve school attendance’ statutory guidance for maintained schools, academies, independent schools, and local authorities.  The report reviews activity that has taken place over the course of the current academic year and an outline of the strategic approach for 2024/2025.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 117 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.