Manchester City Council



Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Webcast: View the webcast

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.

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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.

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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.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2019.

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Update on the Planned Manchester Healthy Weight Strategy to Tackle Obesity and Update on Progress in Delivering the Manchester Reducing Infant Mortality Strategy pdf icon PDF 639 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health / Population Health Consultant in Public Health


This report provides an overview of the health data for Manchester children in relation to childhood obesity and infant mortality.  Information is provided on the causes and impact of obesity and the work taking place to develop a Manchester Healthy Weight Strategy 2020-2025, which will take a whole system, partnership approach to tackling obesity in the city. The report includes an update on new service models being commissioned to reduce obesity in children and their families.  It also summarises the progress that has been made in delivering the Manchester Reducing Infant Mortality Strategy following its publication in March 2019.


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Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Report of the Director of Education and the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report sets out the work that has been undertaken to examine the option of progressing a new operating arrangement for Ghyll Head as part of the Council’s wider leisure contract.


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Youth Strategy and Engagement pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides a summary of Our Manchester Youth Offer Strategy which replaces the ‘Valuing Young People Strategy’ 2016-2019. It is the city’s multi-sector strategic framework jointly owned by Manchester City Council, its partners and stakeholders, all of  whom are responsible for making sure that young people have access to a high quality-driven youth offer that addresses both universal and targeted needs, which directly contributes to, and enables our young people to grow into responsible, independent and successful adults.


The Committee is invited to comment on the report prior to its submission to the Executive on 13 November 2019.

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Youth and Play Services - Young Manchester pdf icon PDF 387 KB

Report of the Director of Neighbourhoods


This report provides an overview on the progress of Young Manchester, an independent youth and play charity, and its contract with the Local Authority to commission the city’s Youth and Play Fund Programme.  It presents an update on progress made since the establishment of the fund in April 2018, focusing on outcomes for children and young people and the growth and development of the city’s youth and play sector.


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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 354 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.

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